GUNNAR SMOLIANSKY

Guest photographer at the Planche(s) Contact festival in 2013

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Gunnar Smoliansky is Swedish. Born in 1933, he has been a photographer since the early 1950s. At the beginning, he attended evening classes with Christer Strömsholm (one of the greatest names in Swedish photography) and became his assistant. After stays in Brazil, he was employed as an industrial photographer.

As the founder of a photographic agency (Bildhuset) and a publishing house (Dog photo publishing), he has become one of the legends of Scandinavian photography and the "patron" of a new generation of photographers. The Hasselblad Center dedicated an important retrospective to him in 2008 with a book, One Picture at a Time. His work is unique in its kind, while being linked by its references to the history of photography.

Gunnar Smoliansky works in black and white, always on small formats that he prints himself. A humanist photographer and tireless pedestrian, he never stops walking through cities like Stockholm or the places of his childhood. His photography is a singular work, uncluttered, sometimes intimate, it reveals small details, often surreal. In Deauville, as elsewhere, he walked through the city, playing with the details that escape us, playing also with the shadows, the light and the physical presence of the inhabitants and the tourists. A Deauville... photographed like in the 50's !

Represented by GUN Gallery (Stockholm): www.gungallery.se

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