Hardcover, 226 pages, 29.6 x 21 x 3 cm
- Published by Aman Iman, 2013
Originally published in 1983, Les Amies de Place Blanche focuses on the transsexual community living around the Place Blanche district of Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The book established Christer Strömholm's reputation as one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century. 'This is a book about insecurity. A portrayal of those living a different life in that big city of Paris, of people who endured the roughness of the streets.
This is a book about humiliation, about the smell of whores and night life in cafés. These are pictures of women - biologically born as men - that we call 'transsexuals'. As for me, I call them 'my friends of place Blanche'. This friendship started here, in the early 60s and it has been going on for 22 years.' Christer Strömholm, 1983