Casimir Zagourski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Casimir Zagourski

Polish photographer

Date of Birth: 09-Aug-1880

Place of Birth: Zhytomyr, Kiev Voivodeship

Date of Death: 10-Jan-1941

Profession: photographer

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Casimir Zagourski

  • Casimir Zagourski (in Polish Kazimierz ZagĂłrski) (1883–1944) was a pioneering photographer of Central African peoples and customs. Zagourski was born in Zhytomyr in 1883.
  • He was a Pole, from the noble Clan of Ostoja.
  • He served in the Imperial Russian Air Force until 1917, rising to the rank of colonel, and in the Polish military during 1920. He emigrated from Europe in 1924 and settled in LĂ©opoldville (Belgian Congo), gallicizing his name and opening a photographic studio.
  • Between 1924 and his death he travelled widely in Central Africa, undertaking expeditions to photograph "disappearing" native African traditions in 1929, 1932, 1935 and 1937. His albums and a postcard series collectively entitled L'Afrique qui disparaĂ®t! gained him considerable renown. He died in LĂ©opoldville in 1941.

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