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Zoopraxis: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Kingdom

Explore Edweard Muybridge's sequential photographs of animals that were revolutionary for his time.

In addition to making many serial photographs of human movement on display in our Out of Sight exhibit, the 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge also used his pioneering multi-camera apparatus to make sequential images of non-human mammals and birds.

While at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1880s, he borrowed and photographed four-legged and winged subjects from the Philadelphia Zoo.

This mini exhibition invites you to consider the legacies of these images on modern and contemporary wildlife photography and film.

Image credit: Eadweard Muybridge, Plate #710 “Maggie” galloping, 1887, from Animal Locomotion, collotype, Courtesy of Equinox Gallery.