Kemna, Georges

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur

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Life dates

Antwerp, 1856 - Liège, 1914

Activity

1890 - 1914 + Liège
° 17.4.1856; + 28.11.1914. As a teacher at the "Athénée" (secondary school) in Liège, he considered photography as an aid to the sciences, which he taught. He amassed a personal collection of 6,000 slides. Published a series of 150 slides featuring the port of Antwerp, taken in 1890 and 1900. Author of the work "Les projections lumineuses dans l'enseignement", Antwerp, Buschmann, 1895. In 1899 he gave two sessions at the ABP on stereoscopy. Illustrated talks on geographical and geological subjects. Collaboration with Gustave Marissiaux (see that name), commissioned to take a series of stereoviews on coal-mining for the Liège exhibition of 1905. Kemna offered his technical assistance, since firedamp prohibited the use of magnesium. Later, he produced many autochromes which he presented at ABP slide shows. Some of these autochromes were posthumously shown at the "Salon International d'Art Photographique" in Antwerp, 1920. As president of the Liège section of the ABP from May 1901 until 1904, Kemna organised outings.

Locations

1890 - 1914 + Liège

Exhibitions

Ghent, 1903; Ghent ABP, 1903; Louvain, 1904.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1897 - 1914

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2421

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 22.4.2017 & 13.2.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries; SFJ revised 15.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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