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ENTRY POSTED Apr 9, 2012

Happy 182nd birthday, Eadweard Muybridge!

The MIA’s Photography & New Media department wishes a happy birthday to photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, born in England on April 9th, 1830.  Muybridge would have been 182 years old today.  Celebrate by seeing three of his pieces on view at The Sports Show.


 Eadweard Muybridge
Animal Locomotion Plate 344 (Striking a Blow), 1887
Gift of Samuel C. Gale, William H. Hinkle, Albert Loring, Charles M. Loring, Charles J. Martin,
and Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Muybridge was the first to break down movement photographically by triggering a sequence of still cameras, recording thousands of images of men, women, children, and animals in action, preceding the notion of the instant replay.

Category: Inside Stories of the Collection


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