Edweard Muybridge

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Edweard MuybridgeName: Edweard Muybridge

Born: April 9, 1830, in Kingston upon Thames, England

Death: May 8, 1904 (Age: 74)

Computer-related contributions

  • English photographer best known for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection. His large photographs of Yosemite Valley, California, made him world famous.
  • Known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-action photographs. He is also known for his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.

Significant publications

  • The Human Figure in Motion (1901).
  • Animals in Motion (1899).