Fotografische Kring "Iris"

Identity

Category

Collective

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Cercle photographique "Iris"

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Group

Details

Life dates

Activity

1908 * - 1916 > Anvers - Borgerhout, Chaussée de Turnhout, 280
Meetings, "every Thursday, with demonstrations", at this address - the Café Léopold on the premises of Mr Aug. Peeters - Gorissen. In May 1910, president: Edmond Matthieu; vice-president: Goossens; secretary: Constant Deckers; treasurer: Gust Peeters (May) or Aug. Peeters (September); in charge of equipment: Frans Verbeelen; rapporteur: L. Lahou. In 1911-1912, presidents: Edmond Matthieu and Léon De Muyser; secretaries: Josef Emiel Borrenbergen and Constant Deckers; treasurer: Peeters; auditor: Frans Verbeelen. Membership, according to reconstituted files: 1910: 29; 1911: 38; 1912: 57; 1913: 65.
Organised a competition of photography inspired by the works of Henri Conscience, the results of which were displayed in Borgerhout town hall in August 1912. The club's 6th public exhibition opened at the same venue on 2.9.1914. Remarkably, given wartime restrictions on photography imposed by the German occupiers, the club held a public exhibition of some sixty prints, "Farms and country views", at this venue in December 1915 - January 1916. The club continued to operate throughout the 20th century, reaching an apogee of 150 members in 1950.

Locations

1908 * - 1916 > Anvers - Borgerhout, Chaussée de Turnhout, 280

Exhibitions

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

Context

Affiliations

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_2017#1085

Identity of institution

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ new 4.1.2019; revised 18.4.2019; SFJ revised 19.12.2019 based on information supplied by Hubert Bovens from Wilsele in email dated 11.12.2019; SFJ revised 20.5.2020 & 14.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Actions