September 13, 2010
Between 8th September 2010 and 16th January 2011 The Tate Britain will be hosting a unique exhibition, which celebrates the career of one of the World’s most influential photographers, Eadweard Muybridge.
Muybridge was born in Britain in 1830, and quickly made his name as a skilled image manipulator and as one of the most successful landscape photographers of all time. He is celebrated for his locomotion series of animals and humans, which signified the first projected motion images. He was the first photographer to inspire people to start using shutters in their photography after his legendary photograph of a horse in motion. Ian Warrell, the co-curator of the retrospective says “up until that point you’d just take the lens off, count however many seconds you needed to and then replace it. Muybridge was thinking of ways you could capture time, basically.”