Christer Strömholm (1918-2002) was a well known photographer in Sweden, but was lesser known to the global art world. His work specialized in black and white, realistic portraits. In the 1950’s Strömholm traveled to Paris where he made a deep connection with the trans community. There he spent time photographing his new friends and was welcomed and fully immersed in the culture
His female muses worked as trans prostitutes during the evenings, making their way to save for sexual reassignment surgeries. Strömholm’s subjects were photographed throughout Paris; living their daily lives, to intimate moments with their lovers and customers, and showing off their beloved fashions in traditional 50’s style.
In 1983 Strömholm published a book with the collections of his subjects and their private lives. This collection is an extremely rare item, making even the reprints nearly impossible to find and usually costing several hundred dollars.