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Meet Christer Strömholm's 'friends'

When the late Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm came to Paris at the end of the 1950s, he settled in Place Blanche (home of the Moulin Rouge) and, for a decade, befriended and documented the area’s transsexual street hustlers. Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche at the International Center of Photography features 40 stunning black-and-white photos, historical publications, and ephemera from those years. Said Strömholm about his subjects in 1983: “It was then—and still is—about obtaining the freedom to choose one’s own life and identity.”
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: May 25. Continues through Sept. 2, 2012

 
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