Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Animal Locomotion, Plate 340’, 1887, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
image: 23.18 x 33.02 cm (9 1/8 x 13 in.)  sheet: 47.78 x 60.48 cm (18 13/16 x 23 13/16 in.)

About Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, originally a landscape and architectural photographer, is primarily known for his groundbreaking images of animals and people in motion. In 1872, a racehorse owner hired Muybridge to prove that galloping horses hooves were never all fully off the ground at the same time, a proposition that Muybridge's images would disprove. One of his main working methods was to rig a series of large cameras in a line to shoot images automatically as the animals passed. Viewed in a Zoopraxiscope machine, his images laid the foundation for motion pictures and contemporary cinematography.

British, 1830-1904, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

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The Serial Attitude, Eykyn Maclean, New York
Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
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