Cercle Photographique de Bruges

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Collective

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  • Group

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Activity

1887 * - 1907 > Bruges
Another source gives 1889 as the year of foundation. Yet another states: "A Cercle barely one year old" (La Patrie, 27.7.1893) which would place its founding date in 1892. Originally an offshoot of the "Excelsior" literary society. Organized a joint exhibition with the "Société Photographique de Courtrai" which was held first in Courtrai in August 1894 and then in Bruges in December 1894. Premises first in Krom Genthof, then Place Simon Stévin in 1901 (Hotel "de Gouden Hoorn"), then Place de la Monnaie (Gouden Arend) in 1905, then Rue Saint-Georges, 1 inaugurated on 7.7.1906.
In 1893, President: Commander Algrain; Vice-President: Count de Ruffo Bonneval; Secretary: Maurice Renard; Treasurer: Abbé Souriau. In 1903, President: Count de Ruffo Bonneval; Vice-President: Dr Leun; Secretary: Sherrington. In 1904, President: Count de Ruffo Bonneval; Secretary: Henry Limbourg. 57 members. Published a monthly magazine "Vers L'Art" from December 1905 to 1907. Subsequent activities appear to be little documented. The club was dissolved after World War I and its equipment sold off in 1922.

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1887 * - 1907 > Bruges

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Bibliography/Webography

MICHIELS, Guillaume. "De Brugse 'Cercle Photographique' en de kunstfotografie omstreeks 1900", Uit de wereld der Brugse mensen: de fotografie en het leven te Brugge 1839-1918. Brugge, 1978, pp. 61-64.

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DIRECTORY_1997#637

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 16.11.2017, 29.1.2018 & 3.1.2019; revised 15.9.2019 based on information supplied by Peter Bultinck; revised 22.9.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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