Mestres da Fotografia - Édouard Boubat
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Édouard Boubat ; 1923–1999) 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 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 and later worked as a freelance photographer. French poet Jacques Prévert called him a "peace correspondent" as he was apolitical and photographed uplifting subjects. His son Bernard Boubat is also a photographer.
- 1947 – Kodak Prize
- 1971 – David Octavius Hill Medal
- 1984 – Grand Prix National de la Photographie
- 1988 – Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
- Édouard Boubat (Centre National De La Photographie, 1988). ISBN 978-2867540431.
- Photographies 1950–1987. (Éditions du Désastre, 1988). ISBN 978-2877700016.
- It's a Wonderful Life (Editions Assouline, 1997). ISBN 978-2843230127.
- Édouard Boubat: The Monograph. (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004). ISBN 978-0810956100.
- Édouard Boubat: A Gentle Eye (Thames & Hudson, 2004). ISBN 978-0500512012.