Gunnar Smoliansky

Born in 1933 in Visby on the island of Gotland, Gunnar Smoliansky is a major Swedish photographer. He has devoted himself to the medium since the 1950s, originally working as a photographer’s assistant and attending courses under Christer Strömholm. Between 1956 and 1963 he worked as an industrial photographer and since the 1970s has practiced as an independent artist. Smoliansky works exclusively in black and white and develops his photographs by hand in the darkroom. Stockholm has been the focus of Smoliansky’s photographic world, particularly the areas of Södermalm and Saltsjö-Boo where he has lived and worked for most of his life. Steidl published Smoliansky’s One Picture at a Time in 2009.