|Born||Gabriel Antoine Veyre
February 1, 1871
|Died||January 13, 1936
|Years active||1896 - 1936|
Veyre graduated in pharmacy from Lyon University. In 1896, he traveled along with Claude Ferdinand Bon Bernard to Latin America, in order of show the early films made by the Lumière Brothers and to exploit the cinematograph.
Between 1896 and 1897, he directed and produced 35 films in Mexico, with Von Bernard as the camera operator. Many of those films feature the Mexican president Porfirio Díaz in daily activities.
He continued his work in Morocco where he also worked as a correspondent for L'Illustration. He published the book Dans l'intimité du Sultan in 1905. Veyre remained in Casablanca until his death in 1936.
Some of his work is preserved at the Cinémathèque Française.
- Gabriel Veyre, Dans l'intimité du Sultan, au Maroc 1901-1905, reissued in 2009, 251p.
- Philippe Jacquier et Marion Pranal, Gabriel Veyre, opérateur Lumière - Autour du monde avec le Cinématographe -Correspondance (1896–1900), éd. Institut Lumière / Actes Sud, 1996, 289p.
- Farid Abdelouahab, Philippe Jacquier et Marion Pranal, Le Maroc de Gabriel Veyre : 1901-1936, Kubik Editions, 2005, 191p. ISBN 978-2-35083-018-6
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