Gunnar Smoliansky: One Picture at a Time
Photographs 1952-2008 - OUT OF PRINT
Steidl, Göttingen, 2008
out of print
This is the first monograph covering the five decades of Gunnar Smoliansky’s photographic career. Through his idiosyncratic style and quiet attention to the details of ordinary life, he has carved a reputation as one of the leading voices in Swedish photography. This book accompanies a major retrospective of Smoliansky’s work at the Hasselblad Center in Göteborg.
Gunnar Smoliansky was born in 1933 on the island of Gotland, in Sweden. After school and national service, he moved to Sao Paolo where he worked as an assistant to a photographer who specialised in industrial photography. When he returned to Sweden, at the end of the fifties, he started work at Atlas Copco as their inhouse photographer, while studying at Christer Strömholm’s photography school in the evenings. He was employed for ten years, and has since worked as a freelance photographer on occasional commissions but primarily on his own work. He has numerous exhibitions and publications to his name, books such as Barn, Slussenand Waldemarsudde.