1902 b. Paris;   French photographer. 
    He lived in Roche-sur-Yon and was a medical student.

 1924 met Andre Breton through Pierre Naville, a childhood friend. 
    Dedicates himself to Surrealist research in the Bureau of Surrealist Research, writing 
    the preface with Paul Eluard and Roger Vitrac to the first issue of La Revolution surrealiste. 
    He became Man Ray's assistant. 

 1920's he took portraits of  Nancy Cunard and photographs of Paris which 
    Andre Breton used to illustrate Nadja.
    Contributed to L'Oeuf dur.

 1924 One of the core group who kept the Bureau of Surrealist Research open on Wednesdays 
    and Saturdays with Simone Breton. 1 

 1925 June; Part of the riot at the Saint-Pol Roux? banquet.

 1927 Signs Manifesto Hands Off Love in defense of Charlie Chaplin.

 1928 Boiffard was abruptly expelled from the Surrealist movement for taking photographs 
    of Simone Breton.

 1929 He was closely associated with Georges Bataille and Documents 
    illustrating articles such as Bataille's "The Big Toe" (1929, issue 6). (See ->)

 1930 Illustrates Robert Desnos's "Pygmalion and the Sphinx" (1930, issue 1).
    Illustrates Georges Limbour's "Eschyle, the carnival and the civilized" (1930, issue 2).
    Photograph of Renee Jacobi (Larger ->) 
    He also contributed to Un Cadavre, a pamphlet that attacked Andre Breton.
    He was a member of Groupe Octobre.
    He then set out on a world tour with fellow photographer Eli Lotar. 
    Although partly financed by Georges Henri Riviere and Charles de Noailles the 
    trip came to an early end in Tangiers. 
    During the political turmoil of the 1930s Boiffard was a member of the October group 
    led by Jacques Prevert and his brother Pierre. 
    He exhibited his work as part of the Association des Ecrivains et Artistes Revolutionnaires.

 1935 Following his father's death Boiffard resumed his studies.

 1940 Doctorate in medicine specializing in radiology. 
    Putting an end to his career as a photographer.

 1961 d.

    See web and more.

    1 Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton - Mark Polizzotti (1997 revised 2009)

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