Stephen Herbert has published an online chronology of the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), whose sequence photography in the 1870s and 1880s led the way to motion pictures as we understand them. The chronology covers events in his life, and his whereabouts; Muybridge’s published photographs, books, articles, and letters; Muybridge’s unpublished correspondence; correspondence (by others) that mentions Muybridge, where this is useful; books, articles, newspaper reports, advertisements, published during Muybridge’s lifetime, that refer to his life or work. The chronology is still being developed, corrected and expanded. Muybridge’s full achievement is still being avidly researched, and new discoveries are still being made. This is an important new resource from one of the leading Muybridge authorities, who is also promising a Muybridge ‘blog’ in the near future.
- Eadweard Muybridge biography at Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema
- Stephen Herbert’s book, Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest
- Brian Clegg’s new book on Muybridge: The Man Who Stopped Time, out next month
- Rebecca Solnit’s stimulating study of Muybridge’s photography, Motion Studies: Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge
- Assorted Muybridge animations and tributes on YouTube