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Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (1842–1890)

Le Prince is considered the pioneer of the motion picture. His father was an intimate friend of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), the famous pioneer of photography, who gave his son some early lessons in the art. In 1875 he saw a series of photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge at Palo Alto, California. Le Prince was attracted to the idea of producing ... See full bio »

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Le Prince is the subject of the feature length documentary " The First Film" by Leeds born filmmaker David Wilkinson which had its world premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival in June and then opened in UK cinemas in July 2015 to much critical acclaim. See more »

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