Eadweard Muybridge

Born in Kinston upon Thames in 1830, Eadweard Muybridge is known for his pioneering work in photography and science. At the age of 20, he moved to the US, first working as a bookseller and then focusing on photography. In the late 1800s, he was contacted by the Governor of California, Leland Stanford to settle a bet as to whether all four hooves of a running horse were off the ground. Between 1878 and 1884, Muybridge worked to perfect his method of using multiple cameras to photograph a sequence of actions. Muybridge worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1883-86, and spent the remaining years of his life lecturing and touring Europe and North America. In order to present his photos, he invented the Zoopraxiscope, which is considered the first film projector. Muybridge passed away in May 1904.


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Kiss (1887)
Man and Woman Dancing Waltz (1872-85)