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Eadweard Muybridge: Pioneer of Photography

Presentation talking about popular points in Eadweard Muybridge's life and his accomplishments associated with photography and film.
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Valerie Petralia

on 2 August 2010

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Transcript of Eadweard Muybridge: Pioneer of Photography

Eadweard Muybridge 1830 Muybridge is born Edward James Muggeridge in London, England. 1852 Muybridge leaves for San Francisco, California - during the gold rush 1860 Muybridge heads back to San Francisco after suffering a head injury from a stage-coach accident. 1866-1867 Muybridge reappears in San Francisco and begins photographing Yosemite Valley. Publishes under the pseudonym “Helios”. 1868 Named Director of Photographic Surveys by the US Government. 1872-1873 Muybridge began his photography
career with the government,
being commissioned to
document the Modoc War. 1872 Former Governer of California Leland Stanford, was a businessman and race-horse owner.
He commissioned Muybridge to solve the famous question regarding whether or not all four of a horses hooves are off the ground during mid-gallop. 1877 Muybridge photographs San Francisco creating a 17 foot long panoramic image using 13 seperate cameras and creating 13 albumen prints. 1879 Muybridge is recognized for creating the first device similar to a film projector. The Zoopraxiscope made his sequenced images come to life. 1884 Muybridge begins his photography series in collobration with the University of Pennsylvania. 1887 Animal Locomotion: 781 phototypes in 11 volumes. 1899 Animals in motion is published. 1901 The human figure in motion. 1904 Muybridge returns to London where he dies.
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