Walking and Carrying a 15-lb. Basket on Head, Hands Raised
image: 16.8 x 41.8 cm (6 5/8 x 16 7/16 in.)  sheet: 48.5 x 61.2 cm (19 1/8 x 24 1/8 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

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Serial Attitude, Eykyn Maclean, New York
2016
Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2016
Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, Legion of Honor, San Francisco
2016
Photography and America’s National Parks, George Eastman Museum, Rochester