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Eadweard Muybridge permanent exhibition

On Tuesday 20 September, the photography students in Years 11 and 12 visited the Kingston Museum to see the permanent exhibition on Eadweard Muybridge. Muybridge was born and died in Kingston (1830-1904); though he spent much of his life in America and Europe photographing and lecturing on his expansive collection of moving photograph studies.

Arguably the father of Motion Picture, Muybridge first came to fame after he placed 24 cameras in secession to photograph a horse galloping. It was a commission to prove that all four hooves are off the ground when a horse is galloping. To achieve this, he mastered a faster shutter-speed and projected this as a moving animation, based on the photographs.

His work changed history, as it inspired animators like Walt Disney and was the start of film making as we know it today.