The exhibition traces the beginnings of the photographer, from 1946 to 1957, to try, not to unravel all the mysteries of Édouard Boubat, but to understand how the eye of the photographer was formed. What were his first subjects? Were his gaze, his style and his poetry present from his very first photographs?
This exhibition features never-before-seen images and rare period prints alongside iconic photographs of his work. It should be noted that a certain number of the prints exhibited were made by Édouard Boubat himself, which allows us to see his printing mastery and to feel the emotions he had while developing his own photographs. Each image on display says something about the photographer by telling the story of his first encounters and photographic discoveries.
Édouard Boubat, la douceur du regard is thus composed of three chapters. The exhibition opens with the photographs of Lella, first great love and photographic subject of Édouard Boubat. Then, through his first photographs of Paris, we see the evolution of his gaze as a photographer, close to the French humanist scene, who gradually finds his own identity. Finally, the Galerie Rouge exhibits the photographer’s first reportages made in Portugal, Spain, Italy and the United States for the magazines US Camera and Réalités.
Édouard Boubat, La douceur du regard (1946-1957)
from April 21 to June 18, 2022
Opening on Thursday April 21 from 6 p.m.
La Galerie Roug3 rue du Pont Louis-Philippe