Edouard Boubat Portrait of Anne-Marie Edvina
Medium Silver print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1961 Print Date 1961
Dimensions 9-3/8 x 7-1/8 in. (238 x 181 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
With photographer's name on recto of mount.
The first and only "Salon International du Portrait Photographique" was held April 28-May 24,1961 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. For this major event, 30 well-known photographers were invited to photograph just one subject, the 21-year-old Anne-Marie Edvina, who was chosen for the "rare symmetry of her face", according to a New York Herald Tribune article reporting on this important exhibition. The photographic results were exhibited at the BN and were published in the New York Herald Tribune, Life International, the Journal de Seine et Oise, EPOCA, Europeo and many other publications. The photographers ranged from surrealists Man Ray and Maurice Tabard to fashion photographer William Klein to photojournalists, such as Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat.
Illustrated: variant in the catalogue for the Salon, n.p. Provenance: Salon International du Portrait Photographique; Piasa auctions.
Édouard Boubat (Sept. 13, 1923, Paris, France-June 30, 1999, Paris) was a well-known French art photographer. Boubat worked as a photo engraver before he began taking photographs in 1946. He sought to make photographs that were a celebration of life. He worked as a freelance photojournalist on contract to the magazine "Réalités" in the 1950s and 1960s and traveled widely throughout his career. His work in the collections of numerous museums and institutions around the world.
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