Edouard Boubat 1923 - 1999Édouard Boubat (1923-1999) was a French photojournalist and art photographer. 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 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.
Edouard Boubat Photography
Inde, Madras, 1971
Silver gelatin print
11.43 x 17.78 cm.
Inscribed with photographer’ s name, title and date, and stamped with photographer’ s ‘ 12 Rue Bouchut’ ink stamp on reverse