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In Memoriam

Édouard Boubat

Photojournalist and art photographer

1999 06 30


1999 06 30

Édouard Boubat (French: [buba]; 13 September 1923 – 30 June 1999) was a French photojournalist and art photographer.

Life and work
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 some of 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 internationally 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.

Notable awards
1947 – Kodak Prize
1971 – David Octavius Hill Medal[5]
1984 – Grand Prix National de la Photographie
1988 – Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography

Wikipedia, last update 2023.03.24.

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