Edited by Joakim Strömholm
Texts by Christer Strömholm, Tor-Ivan Odulf, Bettina Schultz
Design by Patric Leo
2016, English and Swedish edition, hardcover
124 pages, 21 x 25 cm
ISBN 9789188031365 (ENG)
Poste Restante was the first photobook by legendary Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm. Published in 1967, the book included 96 images and a series of text fragments and anecdotes based on an interview with Strömholm. Despite a rocky start, with mixed reviews and bad sales, Poste Restante became one of the most collectible photography books from the mid-twentieth century. This photographic autobiography details Strömholm's travels across the globe in a book constructed as an existentialist diary. Juxtaposing the urbane and the macabre, combining portraiture and street scenes with abstract photographic fragments, the book uses metaphor and visual puns in an unrelenting stream of consciousness. (The Photobook: A History Volume I, Parr & Badger).
An English edition of Poste Restante for international readers is now available. The text has been translated into English for the first time, preserving the feel of the original in image, text and layout.