Muybridge Menagerie

The second week of Delights of Seeing focused on stop motion photography and early examples of animation using photographic images.  Eadweard Muybridge was a famous stop motion photographer who invented a process for capturing the movements of animals and people.  He was the first to show the position of a horses feet while running, something that could not be seen until the movement was “stopped” with cameras and could be studied in photographic prints.

Students made thaumatropes, assembled flip books using Muybridge photos from the Library of Congress and created stop motion animations also with photographs created by Eadweard Muybridge.