Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Tenaya Canyon from Union Point, Valley of the Yosemite’, 1872, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
sheet (trimmed to image): 43 x 53.8 cm (16 15/16 x 21 3/16 in.)  mount: 62 x 74.8 cm (24 7/16 x 29 7/16 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