Children playing, intimate couples, celebrity artists, proud transsexuals, disfigured war victims – we always see ourselves in the portrait of the other. Our own weakness, fragility and vulnerability. The unfamiliar is perplexing yet also has an incredibly strong appeal.
In his diverse oeuvre, Christer Strömholm radically turns to face the world and confronts himself with its – often harsh – reality on a daily basis. Always patient and with a keen sense of observation. He does not secretly and voyeuristically stalk his fellow people but always discloses his identity. Getting very close to the persons portrayed is one of the basic principles of his photography.
Hence he is not concerned with capturing the decisive moment but rather with taking an open-minded approach towards his photographic objects. His subjective photography is characterised by great respect, closeness and an intimacy that has developed over time. (read more; via)
C/O Berlin will present a retrospective of Christer Strömholm in Germany for the first time, including approx. 150 photographs, contact sheets, work materials and writings.