boubat sold the six volumes of his dictionary to buy a 6x6 rolleicord. with it he took his first photo, little girl with dead leaves, which won the 1st kodak prize the following year at the second salon international de la bibliothèque nationale.

"poetry does not exist: it must be made, endlessly searched for." — in boubat’s handwritten notebooks, entry for 1958.

little girl with dead leaves, jardin des tuileries, 1946

© édouard boubat, from paris. portrait of a city.