Édouard Boubat

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Édouard Boubat
Edouard Boubat 1943.jpg
Boubat in 1943
Born (1923-09-13)13 September 1923
Montmartre, Paris, France
Died 30 June 1999(1999-06-30) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Spouse(s) Lella
Children Bernard Boubat
Website www.edouard-boubat.fr

Édouard Boubat (French: [buba]; 1923–1999) was a French photojournalist and art photographer.

Life and work[edit]

Boubat was born in Montmartre, Paris. He studied typography and graphic arts at the École Estienne and worked for a printing company before becoming a photographer. In 1943 he was subjected to service du travail obligatoire, forced labour of French people in Nazi Germany, and witnessed the horrors of World War II. He took his first photograph after the war in 1946 and was awarded the Kodak Prize the following year. He travelled the world for the French magazine Réalités, where his colleague was Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, and later worked as a freelance photographer. French poet Jacques Prévert called him a "peace correspondent" as he was humanist, apolitical and photographed uplifting subjects. His son Bernard Boubat is also a photographer.[1][2][3]

Notable awards[edit]


  • 2 November – 23 December 2006: Les photographes de Réalités: Édouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Jean-Louis Swiners. Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France
  • 15 August – 1 October 2006: French masters: Edouard Boubat and Jean-Philippe Charbonnier. Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA



  1. ^ Riding, Alan (9 July 1999). "Edouard Boubat, Photographer With Poetic Eye for Children, 75". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Williams, Val (17 July 1999). "Obituary: Edouard Boubat". The Independent. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Muir, Robin (21 August 1999). "Shots from the heart". The Independent. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Edouard Boubat". WHO. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Träger der David-Octavius-Hill-Medaille". Deutsche Fotografische Akademie. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "1988 Hasselblad Award Winner". Hasselblad Foundation. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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