Edouard Boubat Self-Portrait 1958
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.
- 1947 – Kodak Prize
- 1971 – David Octavius Hill Medal
- 1984 – Grand Prix National de la Photographie
- 1988 – Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
- 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
- 1983 Ambassade de France, New York (USA)
- 1982 Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Witkin Gallery, New York (USA)
- 1980 Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
- Lausanne Switzerland
- 1979 Fondation Nationale de la Photographie. Lyon, France.
- 1978 Musée d'Art Moderne Carilo, Mexico
- Musée N. Niépce, France
- Chalon s/Saône, France
- Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
- 1976 Witkin Gallery, New York (USA) and travelling.
- 1975 Galerie du Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France
- 1973 Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
- 1971 India, Galerie Rencontre, Paris
- 1967 Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
- 22 November – 31 December 1954, Édouard Boubat, Limelight Gallery, New York, USA
- 1951 Galerie La Hune, Paris, France
- 1949 Salon, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
- Edouard Boubat: Pauses (Bookking International, 1988). ISBN 978-2877140249.
- 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.
- Riding, Alan (9 July 1999). "Edouard Boubat, Photographer With Poetic Eye for Children, 75". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- Williams, Val (17 July 1999). "Obituary: Edouard Boubat". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- Muir, Robin (21 August 1999). "Shots from the heart". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Edouard Boubat". World Health Organization. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "Träger der David-Octavius-Hill-Medaille". Deutsche Fotografische Akademie. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "1988 Hasselblad Award Winner". Hasselblad Foundation. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- Gee, Helen (1997), Limelight : a Greenwich Village photography gallery and coffeehouse in the fifties : a memoir (1st ed.), University of New Mexico Press, ISBN 978-0-8263-1817-6
- "Entre Vues: Frank Horvat – Edouard Boubat (interview)". Frank Horvat Photography. July 1986. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012.