Union Internationale de Photographie

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1891 * - 1905 Anvers, Rue Rembrandt, 33<98>
"Institution intended to serve as a link between all associations and all persons who practise or are involved in photography or have an interest in it. Founded by the "Congrès international de photographie" at a meeting in Brussels on 24.8.1891. Headquarters in Belgium, latterly on Joseph Maes' premises. President: Joseph Maes, Antwerp; general secretaries: A. Goderus, Ghent; S. Pector, Paris. A further congress was held in Liège in August 1896, in which motion photography was discussed and Dr Van Heurck gave an illustrated lecture on x-rays. A third congress was held in Paris in 1900 to coincide with the international exhibition there. A multi-lingual monthly periodical "Camera Obscura", edited by J.R.A. Schouten in Amsterdam, appeared under the aegis of the Union from 1899 to 1901.
Still recorded until 1905 with Joseph Maes as president but the Union had been moribund for years. A 4th congress was organised by the ABP in Liège on 16-25.7.1905 during the international exhibition, seemingly independently of the moribund Union. In conclusion, such an overarching and idealistic international entity as the Union had failed to demonstrate its relevance.

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1891 * - 1905 Anvers, Rue Rembrandt, 33<98>

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DIRECTORY_1997#4192

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SFJ revised 22.5.2020, 20.1.2021, 16.2.2021 & 28.5.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 24.11.2021

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