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Eadweard Muybridge

It is a disappointment that there is no single good source on the web for Eadweard Muybridge, the founding father of the moving image. There are interesting sites offering animations of his photographic sequences, but nothing comprehensive or in-depth about the man.

This looks likely to change with some of the work being put up in test fashion by Stephen Herbert. The Bioscope has already reported on the Muybridge Chronology that he has created. He has now followed this with a proto-blog of discoveries in Muybridge research, Muy Blog. It’s just a basic web page at the moment, though with gorgeous illustrations, but will undoubtedly develop further. He has also published a Muybridge Timeline, which puts the man’s achievements alongside technological and photographic events of the day, as well as world events. Finally, there’s a page of Muybridge Links. It’s all work-in-progress, but important work, and more is promised.