Book# 45114

Strömholm, Christer (1918-2002)

Les Amies de Place Blanche.

Ort   Stockport
Verlag   Dewi Lewis Publishing
Jahr   2011
Auflage   first edition
Einband   hb.
Medium   Buch
ISBN / ISSN   978-1-907893-15-5
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Text engl. - "Christer Strömholm (1918––2002) was one of the great photographers of the 20th century. This book presents his most powerful and acclaimed body of work: Les Amies de Place Blanche, a documentation of transsexual "ladies of the night" in Paris in the 1960s. Arriving in Paris in the late 1950s, Strömholm settled in Place Blanche in the heart of the city's red-light district. There, he befriended and photographed young transsexuals struggling to live as women and to raise money for sex-change operations. Strömholm's surprisingly intimate portraits and lush Brassaï-like night scenes form a magnificent, dark, and at times quite moving photo album, a vibrant tribute to these girls, the "girlfriends of Place Blanche." The photographs were first published in Sweden in 1983."
Photographie 20. Jahrh. Sex und Erotik Monographie France, Frankreich, Paris gender studies 

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