Piron, Joseph [Namur]

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Châtelet, 1866 - Namur, 1933

Activity

1899 * - 1914 > Namur, Rue de Bruxelles, 20<99-11> then 30<12-14>
Predecessor: Deton - Cornand
Joseph Edouard, ° 20.8.1866. Camera manufacturer and dealer in photographic supplies. Originally manager of the Namur branch of Deton - Cornand at this address from its opening in late 1894 or early 1895. CVs have been found indicating "Piron Frères", 1899 ca. This partnership probably included Joseph’s younger brother Télesphore François (° Châtelet, 9.5.1875), recorded as a photographer at this address on 16.1.1900 on the occasion of a son’s birth. See also entry for Lucien Piron.
Founding president of the first "Union des Photographes Professionnels de Belgique" in 1911. Active at no. 30 until his death in 1933. Joseph's son Hector (1903 - 1975), photographer and film-maker, succeeded him after training with the Brussels photographer Pardon. Pierre Piron, son of Hector, became a third-generation photographer; the family firm remained active at the same address ("Photo Piron") until 2000. The studio's back catalogue, some 300 000 negatives, half of them on glass, was then donated and transferred to the "Musée de la Photographie" in Charleroi.

Locations

1899 * - 1914 > Namur, Rue de Bruxelles, 20<99-11> then 30<12-14>

Exhibitions

Namur, 1905 (first prize for the finest set of prints; first prize for the finest set of enlargements). Another source also cites: Namur, 1896 (gold medal); Namur, 1906 (gold medal).

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

(VAUSORT, Marc, et al). Trois générations de photographes. Le studio Piron, Namur (1894-1970). Namur & Brussels, 2003, 159 pp.

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1913 - 1914

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3440

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 12.9.2017 & 4.2.2018, partly based on information supplied by Jacques Bouton dated 1.6.2010; SFJ revised 24.5.2018 & 29.9.2018 based on information supplied by Pool Andries; MCC revised 24.12.2018; SFJ revised 13.5.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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