Muybridge Has His Day

Eadweard Muybridge, Horses. Running. Phryne L. Plate 40, 1879, from The Attitudes of Animals in Motion, 1881. Albumen silver print. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon 2006.131.7.

Inventor, photojournalist, visual poet, early pioneer in motion pictures – Eadweard Muybridge was a man who captivated the attention of a generation undergoing a transformation during the tempestuous era of the Industrial Revolution. Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, Muybridge’s first retrospective ever, will be on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art April 10 through July 18.

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