Christer Strömholm (1918-2002) Sweden

Christer Strömholm, also known by the name of Christer Christian, was a Swedish photographer. Strömholm began his artistic career in 1937 when he traveled through Europe and studied art history and artistic techniques. Strömholm’s teachers included Dick Beer, Otte Sköld and Isaac Grünewald.

Strömholm gravitated toward photography via the graphic arts in the 1940s. His artistry can be found in his black and white naturalistic and stylized images, from places such as Paris. Strömholm developed a technique reminiscent of street photography in the 1950s and 1960s and during this period he created several famous portraits of transgender women at Place Blanche in Paris.

Strömholm was the 1997 Hasselblad Award winner.

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