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.”

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012

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