Association belge des amateurs photographes de Paris

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  • Société franco-belge de photographie [de Paris]

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1892 * - 1903 Paris, Rue de Reuilly, 42
Inaugural meeting on 4.12.1892. Founding president: Jean Gondry; secretary: Jérôme Willems. Other founder members: Georges Gondry, Jean Huberty, Alphone Vercauteren, François Simon, Léon Vacgner, Ernest Dierich, Jean Lejeune, Alexandre Gilles, Eugène Briché, Auguste Vanderverren, Vanneste, Detalle, Léon Jamme. Club's premises at this address included "a laboratory, a retouching room, an eight metre long posing studio, a library and reading room" (Le Soir, 18.12.1893).
28 members in December 1893, including Sellier Fils, Bové (camera maker), Spranch, A. Havé, Charles André, Léopold Kips, Victor Prieur, Marius Berthon and Louis Dulencourt as active members. Although aimed principally at the "Belgian colony" in Paris, it is possible that not all members were actually Belgian. Planned excursions included a visit to the Antwerp "Exposition universelle" in 1894. Jean Gondry was also the president of the "Société franco-belge de photographie [de Paris]" documented in 1895 and 1898 and active at this address in 1903, most probably the same entity. The club may have been in abeyance for some of the time, given a paucity of documentation concerning its activities.

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1892 * - 1903 Paris, Rue de Reuilly, 42

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Ixelles, 1895 ("Société franco-belge", Paris).

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DIRECTORY_2017#1001

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SFJ new 10.12.2018; revised 3.1.2019 & 9.3.2019; SFJ revised 26.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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