Christer Strömholm, also known by the pseudonym Christer Christian, was a Swedish photographer and educator. He is known for his intimate black and white street photography portrait series. Strömholm was a student of art under Waldemar Winkler and Dick Beer. He was a member of Otto Steinert’s Fotoform group of photographers for subjective photography.
He co-founded Fotoskolan academy in Stockholm in 1962 and was its director.
He is noted for his depictions of transsexuals in the Place Blanche area of 1950s’ Paris, published as Les amies de Place Blanche. The critic Sean O’Hagan, writing in The Guardian, said he “is known as the father of Swedish photography both for his abiding influence and for his role as a teacher.”