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Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche

Don’t miss Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche, a documentation of transsexual street hustlers in 1960’s Paris, showing at the International Center of Photography through Sep 2. Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, although he is little known outside of his native Sweden. This exhibition presents his most powerful and acclaimed body of work featuring young transsexuals struggling to live as women and to raise money for sex-change operations. Strömholm’s surprisingly intimate portraits and lush Brassaï-like scenes form a magnificent, dark and quite moving photo album, a vibrant tribute to these girls, the “girlfriends of La Place Blanche.”

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