Selb, Victor

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Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Amateur

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Life dates

Antwerp, 1838 - Brussels - Ixelles, 1914

Activity

1887 - 1899 Anvers
° 16.6.1838; + 24.12.1914. "An inquisitive man and indefatigable researcher, a great traveller in the face of the Eternal, he scrutinizes and adores scenes swarming with life, scenes of which he is a past master" (Bulletin de l'ABP, 1896, p. 449). Extensive series of stereo views taken at the "Exposition Internationale" in Antwerp, 1894. Guided by his sharp sense of observation, he took snapshots in working-class neighbourhoods. Enlargements of river scenes on the Scheldt. Patent of 16.2.1897 for "a circular holder and a shutter clamp intended to work simultaneously for inserting, fitting and removing slides on glass in projectors". Member of the photographic section of the "Cercle artistique, littéraire et scientifique d'Anvers".
1900 - 1914 + Bruxelles - Ixelles
Award winner in a photography competition organised by French newspaper "Le Figaro" in 1902. Selb devoted himself to three-colour prints for the stereoscope and projection. He went blind in the last years of his life.

Locations

1887 - 1899 Anvers
1900 - 1914 + Bruxelles - Ixelles

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1891; Vienna, 1891; Geneva, 1893; Antwerp, 1894 (gold medal); Paris, 1894; Amsterdam, 1895; Paris, 1895; Brussels, 1896; Lille, 1896; Louvain, 1896; Paris, 1896; Courtrai, 1897; Paris, 1897; Brussels, 1898; Paris, 1898; Ghent, 1899; Antwerp, 1903; Ghent, 1903; Ghent ABP, 1903; Paris CHR, 1904.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1887 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3841

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 25.4.2017, 27.6.2018, 27.2.2019 & 22.10.2020; SFJ revised 31.10.2020 & 6.4.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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