Eadweard Muybridge, ‘The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography with a Study on Animal Mechanics..’, 1881-1882, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
book: 31.5 x 26 x 4.8 cm (12 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 1 7/8 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