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Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904)

Muybridge's great breakthrough came in 1872 when he was hired by Leland Standford, for whom Stanford University is named. Stanford was interested in whether horses lifted all legs off the ground at once during trotting and Muybridges was engaged to take photographs to settle the point. Although inconclusive at the time, Muybridge was re-engaged ... See full bio »

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 2005 Remember... Memento Mori! (Video short) (grateful acknowledgment)
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 2010 Eadweard Muybridge (Video short)
 1975 Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (Documentary)

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Book: "The Human Figure In Motion" In Print (Dover) 390 pages.

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

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Pictured on one of a set of four 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps honoring "Pioneers of Communication", issued 22 February 1996. Also honored in the set are William K.L. Dickson, Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linoype machine), and Frederick Eugene Ives (inventor of the halftone photogravure printing process). See more »


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