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Transcript of Harold Edgerton
The MIT Museum; Exhibition- Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton (Cambridge, MA)
Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton (book by Estelle Jussim)
Where to find his Work
Bullet through Apple (?)
Milk Drop Coronet (1936)
Most Famous Photo
"Harold "Doc" Edgerton." Harold Doc Edgerton. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/galleries/iconic/observations>.
"Exhibitions." Harry Ransom Center RSS. Harry Ransom Center, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/windows/south/harold_edgerton.html>
"Harold E. Edgerton (American Electrical Engineer and Photographer)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/179106/Harold-E-Edgerton>.
"Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton." MIT Museum: Exhibitions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/edgerton.html>.
Jussim, Estelle. Ed. Gus Kayafas. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Amazon. Amazon. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.amazon.com/Stopping-Time-Photographs-Harold-Edgerton/dp/0810915146>.
Born on April 6th, 1903 in Nebraska
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1925)
Interested in photography because of his uncle
Developed a tube using xenon that could produce high-intensity bursts of light as short as 1/1,000,000 second (stroboscope)
No actual photography training/schooling
Studied at MIT (1926-1931); Got his master and PhD
Was a permanent MIT member (teacher)
Died on January 4th, 1990
Harold "Doc" Edgerton
Back Dive (1954)
Bobby Jones, Golfing (1938)
Bullet through a Jack (1987)
Fighting Finches (1936)
Style and Time of Photography
Edgerton's photographic work was mainly focused on high speed photography and capturing things as they're moving. He was known as "the man who made time stand still". His photos are very unique. Edgerton is a very well known scientist, professor, and photographer. Edgerton began his photography around 1937 and photographed all the way until he died in 1990
Fanning the Cards (1940)
Coin Toss (1987)