Eadweard Muybridge
American, b. England, 1830-1904
Daisy Cantering Straddled, Animal Locomotion Portfolio, Plate No. 616, 1887
collotype
19 x 24 inches

Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, and Harold Edgerton

July 27, 2013 - November 10, 2013

Graphics Gallery

Photography itself was born out of passionate engagement between art and science. The medium's pioneers were inventors, scientists, and mathematicians. The results of their intellectual endeavors dramatically affected the art form and forged a reciprocal relationship between art and science in photography that has continued to this day. This exhibition offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three photography greats Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, and Harold Edgerton. Each of these artists invented devices to study and represent aspects of light and motion scientifically and photographically.

From the Exhibition

  • Eadweard Muybridge, American, b. England, 1830 – 1904, Animal Locomotion Portfolio, Plate No. 468 (Baby Walking), 1887, collotype on paper. Collection of Bank of America,1990.239.3

  • Eadweard Muybridge, American, b. England, 1830 – 1904, Animal Locomotion Portfolio, Plate No. 755 (Pigeon Flying), 1887, collotype on paper. Collection of Bank ofAmerica ,1993.239.5

  • Eadweard Muybridge, American, b. England, 1830 – 1904
    Animal Locomotion Portfolio, Plate No. 321 (Man with Dumb Bells), 1887, collotype on paper. Collection of Bank of America,1996.239.11