Gourdinne, Ernest

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Liège, 1889 - ?, 1932

Activity

1905 - 1914 > Liège, Boulevard d'Avroy, 29<14>
Ernest Victor Louis Irma, ° 7.10.1889. Photographer and film-maker. Son of Louis Gourdinne and Juliette Amélie Jeanne (see those names). Gourdinne was a precocious photographer and prizewinner in a photography competition held at the Liège International Exhibition in 1905. His mother ran her business at this address, so it is reasonable to assume that he was operating in some form of partnership with her. Gourdinne was an equally precocious cinematographer, commissioned by a pair of big-game hunters in 1909 to accompany them on an African safari. "Mr Goudinne has gone along simply to make films amongst the wild animals. It seems he has had great success and we will soon be viewing amazing scenes of lion hunting projected onto a screen" (L'Avenir du Luxembourg, 17.5.1909). Photo-reportage and documentary films on the Congo in the period immediately after World War I. Still active at this address in the 1920s. His family firm ceased trading at the end of 1928.

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1905 - 1914 > Liège, Boulevard d'Avroy, 29<14>

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Association belge de Photographie

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Member of

Dates of affiliation

1914

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DIRECTORY_2017#0072

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SFJ new 18.5.2017; MD / SFJ revised 4.6.2020; MD revised 23.11.2020; SFJ revised 9.12.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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