Smoliansky Gunnar . Diary - signed

Text by Johanna Ekstrom, Jager Arén (Swedish / English) / Design by Waters Lowenhielm / Johansson & Jansson, 2017 / Edition of 1,350 copies / Clothbound hardcover with tipped-in print / 188 pp., 172 b/w illustrations / 185 x 245 mm


Gunnar Smoliansky is a major Swedish photographer. He has devoted himself to photography since the early 1950's. Smoliansky has been an independent artist since the 1970's. Gunnar Smoliansky works exclusively in black and white and throughout his carreer, he has transformed his photographed motifs into completed photos in the darkroom. Stockholm is the main focus of Smoliansky's photographic world, particularly the areas of Sodermalm and Saltsjo-Boo. From a geographic point of view, his photographs are quite restricted in range. This has not, however, kept him from being regarded as one of the great world photographers.

The images in Gunnar Smoliansky // Diary are a selection of the material Gunnar began to work with and to print methodically during the 1980's. Some of the material was also exhibited at the time - at Moderna, Lunds Konsthall, and galleries including Babar and Lido. These were the prints that consolidated his position as a major photographer. The book was edited and published by Swedish photograher Gerry Johansson.

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