Club d’Amateurs Photographes de Belgique

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1898 * - 1905 Bruxelles, Rue aux Choux, 12
Founded on 15.3 1898 by Georges Bouy and David De Man. An initial eight members rose rapidly to reach 100 by mid-1901 and 138 in July 1902. In its early days it held meetings in Café Rubens, Rue de la Madeleine and then in the "Diable-au-Corps". Custom-built studio and laboratory constructed for the Club in about 1900. Annual exhibition from 1899 onwards. Although the first attracted only five exhibitors, the second, held in November 1900, counted 30. By 1902 there were so many submissions that a selection committee was set up. In 1904, President: Jules Bouy; vice-president: Henri Viel; secretary: David De Man; deputy secretary: Henri David; treasurer: Auguste Poot; committee members: Emile Posenaer (excursions organiser) and Pierre De Ruytter (recorder); commissioners: Jules Dumortier, Fernand Cormier, Carlo Levêque and Count Adrien van der Burch. Jules Bouy remained president until 1910. In 1904, 96 members.
1908 - 1913 Bruxelles, Rue Villa-Hermosa, 3 (Maison du livre)
Public exhibitions, lectures and excursions. At a session to celebrate the Club's 10th anniversary, Count van der Burch paid tribute to the commitment of the successive presidents Van Damme, Deman and Jules Bouy (Le Soir, 9.3.1908). Henri Maglinse was appointed president in 1910. Around 1922, merged with the "Cercle Photographique d'Ixelles" to form the "Cercle d'Art Photographique de Bruxelles".

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1898 * - 1905 Bruxelles, Rue aux Choux, 12
1908 - 1913 Bruxelles, Rue Villa-Hermosa, 3 (Maison du livre)

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Liège, 1905.

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DIRECTORY_1997#736

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SFJ revised 27.9.2018, based on information supplied by Pool Andries; revised 3.1.2019 & 2.4.2019; SFJ revised 30.4.2020 & 21.1.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 27.8.2020; SFJ revised 31.3.2021; SFJ revised 19.4.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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