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Boubat, Edouard (1923 - 1999)

Introduced to photography just after World War II, Edouard Boubat is confronted to the atrocities initiated by the conflict and thus decides to celebrate life rather than death: Plutôt la Vie, like one of his famous pictures proclaims. A reporter for the magazine Réalités, he decides to move away from war zones and the monumental to focus on the beauty of everyday life, should it be a mischievous glance, a childish game, a beaming light or a graceful woman. From his first remarked picture, that of a child seen from the back and clad in a weird leafy costume (Girl with Leaves), the French photographer has proposed a poetic, joyful and tender work  - no wonder he is one of Grace Coddington’s favorites - establishing himself as a true ‘peace correspondant’ according to Jacques Prévert. The observer of our existences’ authentic charm, Edouard Boubat assumed his role as a passive yet dexterous capturer: ‘people like to say that photography has nothing to do. And it is quite true. But everything resides in that nothing.’

Tags / Edouard Boubat - French Photographer - 1950s - Humanism - Poetic - Joy - Life
Edouard Boubat, Africa, 1950
Edouard Boubat, Africa, 1950
Edouard Boubat, Untitled, Brazil, 1984
Edouard Boubat, Untitled, Brazil, 1984
Edouard Boubat, Café de Flore, St Germain des Prés, Paris, 1953
Edouard Boubat, Café de Flore, St Germain des Prés, Paris, 1953
Edouard Boubat, Flax country, Normandy, 1978
Edouard Boubat, Flax country, Normandy, 1978
Edouard Boubat, Tribute to Douanier Rousseau, 1980
Edouard Boubat, Tribute to Douanier Rousseau, 1980
Edouard Boubat, Cinthia, Paris, 1976
Edouard Boubat, Cinthia, Paris, 1976
Edouard Boubat, The tree and the hen, 1950
Edouard Boubat, The tree and the hen, 1950
Edouard Boubat, Ile St. Louis, 1997
Edouard Boubat, Ile St. Louis, 1997
Edouard Boubat, India, 1971
Edouard Boubat, India, 1971
Edouard Boubat, Girl with leaves, 1946
Edouard Boubat, Girl with leaves, 1946
Edouard Boubat, Beguine Convent of Bruges, 1956
Edouard Boubat, Beguine Convent of Bruges, 1956
Edouard Boubat, The score, 1982
Edouard Boubat, The score, 1982
Edouard Boubat, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1982
Edouard Boubat, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1982
Edouard Boubat, Bologne's lovers, 1987
Edouard Boubat, Bologne's lovers, 1987
Edouard Boubat, Lella in Concarneau, 1948
Edouard Boubat, Lella in Concarneau, 1948
Edouard Boubat, Lella, Brittany, France, 1948
Edouard Boubat, Lella, Brittany, France, 1948
Edouard Boubat, The old man and sea, 1982
Edouard Boubat, The old man and sea, 1982
Edouard Boubat, Snow in Central Park, New York, 1964
Edouard Boubat, Snow in Central Park, New York, 1964
Edouard Boubat, Parc de Saint-Cloud, 1981
Edouard Boubat, Parc de Saint-Cloud, 1981
Edouard Boubat, Parc de Sceaux, cherry trees, 1983
Edouard Boubat, Parc de Sceaux, cherry trees, 1983
Edouard Boubat, Paris, 1999
Edouard Boubat, Paris, 1999
Edouard Boubat, First snow at Luxembourg, 1955
Edouard Boubat, First snow at Luxembourg, 1955
Edouard Boubat, Pont des Arts, Paris, 1990
Edouard Boubat, Pont des Arts, Paris, 1990
Edouard Boubat, Untitled, 1948
Edouard Boubat, Untitled, 1948
Edouard Boubat, Sophie, Collioure, 1954
Edouard Boubat, Sophie, Collioure, 1954
Edouard Boubat, Sunflower, 1985
Edouard Boubat, Sunflower, 1985
Edouard Boubat, Rémi listening to the sea, 1955
Edouard Boubat, Rémi listening to the sea, 1955
Edouard Boubat, Antwerp, Belgium, 1960
Edouard Boubat, Antwerp, Belgium, 1960
Edouard Boubat, Boat on the Seine, 1987
Edouard Boubat, Boat on the Seine, 1987
Edouard Boubat, Nepal, 1974
Edouard Boubat, Nepal, 1974
Edouard Boubat, Salvador, Brazil, 1984
Edouard Boubat, Salvador, Brazil, 1984
Edouard Boubat, Portugal, 1956
Edouard Boubat, Portugal, 1956
Edouard Boubat, France, 1956
Edouard Boubat, France, 1956
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