William Friese-Greene blue plaque in Plymouth

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William Friese-Greene 1855-1921
Early pioneer of cinematography opened a photographic shop and studio on this site in 1880.
Although now recognised as the 'father of film' he died in poverty.

William Friese-Greene (7 September 1855 – 5 May 1921) (born William Edward Green) was a British portrait photographer and prolific inventor. He is principally known as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures and is credited by some as the "inventor" of cinematography, although his work post-dates that of Louis Le Prince, who successfully shot the world's first moving pictures in Leeds in 1888.

Source: dbpedia

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