At the end of the 1650s, Christer Strömholm made many trips to Spain, including Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Madrid, where he was a guide for the first major tourist waves.
In his Spanish photographs, Strömholm affirms a more individual research by distancing himself from the political approach of a Spain that is trying to recover from the civil war. He elaborates a modern photography, more attached to the future than to the past.
Eager for new forms and new light, he never tries to capture vernacular curiosities. His subjectivity prevents him from taking a purely documentary and descriptive approach.