Christer Strömholm

Masterclass - Christer Strömholm is without no doubt the most influential and famous figure in Swedish photography. He has influenced generations with his work, not least his intimate black and white street photography, but also as a founder of influential photo school Fotoskolan. Strömholm occupies a central position in international photography history and his work has in no small measure contributed to the establishment of photography as an independent art form. Hisbreakthrough came with his depictions of transsexual women in the PlaceBlanche area of 1950-1960s Paris.

Christer Strömholm’s (1918-2002) photos have appeared in many published books and been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He is also represented in many international collections. He has received a number of awards, including The Hasselblad Award in 1997.