Marvelli Gallery is proud to present the first show in the United States of photographs by Christer Strömholm. The exhibition will consist of thirty photographs, carefully chosen by his pupil Anders Petersen, spanning the entire career of Christer Strömholm.
As Carole Naggar has written, "Strömholm's photographs elicit both a feeling of utter strangeness and one of deep familiarity. It is almost as if we recognized, in the images he captured, a lasting imprint of our own dreams and nightmares. They area lyrical transmutation█ a transformation of things that could be ugly, sad or violent into something tender and even strangely uplifting. Like Goya's etchings, or Isaac Babel's writing, they contain at once an extraordinary ferocity and a vulnerable beauty. Strömholm's art, though dark and haunted, is not depressing. It suggests that the act of passionate attention, of looking without prejudice, may redeem and reweave for a moment our broken world, revealing its hidden poetry."
Since the 1950s, Christer Strömholm has been one of Europe's leading photographers. In the early fifties he became a member of the German group Fotoform, and while living in Paris at the end of that decade he developed a photographic language analogous to existentialism. Strömholm's pictures have made a major contribution to the establishment of photography as an independent art form in Europe. In addition, in his capacity as a legendary teacher of photography, he has influenced generations of European photographers. In 1986, Strömholm was given a retrospective at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, which cemented his international reputation, and in 1997 he was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation International Award for Photography.
For further information or images of the works included in the show, please contact Marcello Marvelli at 212-627 3363 or email@example.com.