Eadweard Muybridge

English-American photographer

Eadweard Muybridge (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English pioneer in photographing motion and in motion picture projection.

Eadweard Muybridge
Edward James Muggeridge

(1830-04-09)9 April 1830
Died8 May 1904(1904-05-08) (aged 74)
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Known forPhotography

Muybridge was of partial Dutch descent. In his earlier years in San Francisco, Muybridge became known for his landscape photography, particularly of the Yosemite Valley. He also photographed the Tlingit people in Alaska. He was commissioned by the United States Army to photograph the Modoc War in 1873. In 1874 he shot and killed Major Harry Larkyns, his wife's lover. Muybridge was acquitted in a jury trial on the grounds of justifiable homicide.[1]

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  1. Riesz, Megan. "Did Eadweard J. Muybridge get away with murder?". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 16 June 2012.