Édouard Boubat



Édouard Boubat (French: [buba]; 13 September 1923 – 30 June 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 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.*5
Butor Michel et Preschez Dominique Les fenêtres de Boubat*6への序文から(堀江氏による訳)。

近しい人々や、のちに近しくなる未知の人々のポートレートは撮るけれど、光を撮影したりはしない。光は、モデルたちと分け合う。写真をつくってくれるのは光であって、だから、光とは写真なのだ。「窓」の制作は、わが友に、つまり光に任せておく。光はノックせずに入ってきて、自分自身に彼女を、つまり光を分け与える。(Cited in p,24)