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Photo of the Week #249

Eadweard Muybridge

Sequence of black and white images showing the movements of a man in a suit walking and taking off his straw hat.

Plate 44—Walking, taking off hat, 1887
Vintage collotype
Image size 8 x 13 ¾ in.
Sheet size 14 x 20 in.


June 12, 2023
Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering motion studies were first published in 1887 as an 11 volume portfolio. He traveled widely in that decade, delivering lectures where he dazzled his audiences with a device of his own invention which projected his photographs as a moving image. Muybridge's work—groundbreaking and enormously influential in his time—continues to fascinate viewers to this day.