Πέμπτη, 24 Απριλίου 2014

Édouard Boubat

Édouard Boubat (September 13, 1923, Paris, France – June 30, 1999, Paris) was a French art photographer. Boubat was born in Montmartre, Paris. He studied typography and graphic arts at the Ecole Estienne, and then worked for a printing company before becoming a photographer after WWII. 

He took his first photograph in 1946 and was awarded the Kodak Prize the following year. Afterwards he travelled the world for the magazine Realites. The French poet Jacques Prévert called him a "Peace Correspondent." His son Bernard is also a photographer.
























































In a career that spanned more than 50 years, photographer Édouard Boubat captured the magic of fleeting moments with tenderness and warmth. A contemporary of Robert Doisneau and one of the most influential French photographers of the 20th century, Boubat made elegant, poetic images, beginning with intimate views of everyday life in his native city of Paris and moving on to striking pictures taken on his travels in Kenya, India, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and China. His photographs were the subject of a major exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1976, the same year he published the first major book on his work.