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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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 1888 Accordion Player (Documentary short)
 1888 Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (Documentary short)
 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene (Documentary short)
 1887 Man Walking Around the Corner (Documentary short)
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 1888 Accordion Player (Documentary short)
 1888 Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene (Documentary short)
 1887 Man Walking Around the Corner (Documentary short)
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 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene (Documentary short) (producer)
 1887 Man Walking Around the Corner (Documentary short) (producer)
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 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene (Documentary short)
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 2015 The First Film (Documentary)
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Spouse:

Elizabeth Whitley  (his death)
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In 2003, an 1890 photograph of a drowned man resembling Le Prince was discovered in the Paris police archives. It was never determined whether or not this drown man was Le Prince. See more »

Nickname:

Louis Le Prince

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