English photographer and inventor most famous for taking Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (also known as The Horse in Motion) series of pictures that clearly show that all four legs of the animal come off the ground during a gallop. He displayed the sequence of these photographs in the zoopraxiscope, one of his inventions, to create one of the first “motion pictures”.
Muybridge is also known for the large photographs he took of the American West and the Yosemite Valley.
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