Christer Strömholm, "Les Amies de Place Blanche"

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Photograph: © Christer Strömholm/Stromholm Estate

In "Les Amies de Place Blanche," Swedish photographer Strömholm documents 1960s femininity in Paris with an intriguing twist: His photos depict transsexual prostitutes, struggling to save money for sex-change operations. The images reveal intimate moments that allowed the girls to portray the identities they sought.

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