Lieven Gevaert was a Belgian photographer who began making his own photographic papers in Antwerp. In 1894, he founded L. Gevaert & Cie, eventually expanding the company's product line. By 1904, he had moved his firm to Mortsel and was making his own branded film rolls. In 1920, the firm was renamed Gevaert Photo Producten. In 1964, it merged with Agfa AG and Bayer AG, becoming Agfa-Gevaert. The company is still going strong, although it no longer makes film.