Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself]. Text of conversation between Per Olof Sundman, Peter Weiss and Tor Ivan Odulf. Nordisk rotogravyr, Stockholm, 1965. 44 pp. Small octavo 8 x 5.75 in./20 x 15 cm.) First edition. INSCRIBED on front cover and dated 15.5.67. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Gravure reproductions.
Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself]
Strömholm is best known for his brooding 1967 masterpiece, Poste Restante. This is his scarce 1965 book!!
"Christer Strömholm is one of the great personalities of Swedish photography. Born in Stockholm, he discovered photography via graphic art in the late 1940s. His photographs from this period are hard black-and-white compositions featuring walls, shadows and minimalist settings. During his sojourns in Paris in the 1950s and 60s, he developed a style reminiscent of street photography, and this is also where he produced his famous portraits of transsexuals at Place Blanche. Strömholm also went on numerous photographic expeditions to places around the globe in the early 1960s, including Spain, Japan, India and the USA. Early in his career, he began teaching at Kursverksamheten in Stockholm, and his classes eventually became the legendary Fotoskolan, from which some 1,200 students graduated between 1962 and 1974. Strömholm’s photographs and methods have inspired many generations of Swedish photographers, but he did not become known to the broader public until 1986, with the major exhibition 9 Seconds in My Life at Moderna Museet."--Lens Culture
Near Fine+; tightly bound; moderately worn.