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Muybridge In Motion

Posted by Published on July 2, 2019

Eadweard Muybridge (9th April 1830 – 8th May 1904) was a pioneering photographer and inventor. Known worldwide for his contributions to art (with several technological patents to his name) his work was a forerunner to motion picture making in the days before flexible film strips. His most famous works are his photographs of horses in motion, the first of which proved to stunned press that at…

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“A snake, am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how ssssnakelike I CAN BE” – Jafar     The history of The World’s Greatest Dog Show has had its Eastenders moments – the poison scandal of 2015, the streaker of 2010, the time that dog did a poo, most years. But the 2018 Crufts finale was a classic: in protest at the canine eugenics of pedigree breeding,…

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The Bridgeman Archive features work from many of history’s greatest photographers. However, a lesser-known fact is that the archive also contains footage of these greats at work and at home, directly in front of the camera – history on record. Today we’re looking at this footage and spotlighting iconic works from other photographers whose work is held in the archive. Ansel Adams   These clips…

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Animals that Changed History

Posted by Published on March 6, 2017

As Footage Manager I get to watch and catalogue all manner of unusual and varied historical footage, making me well placed to find the right pieces of footage for the right projects. One of our recent (and less specific) requests had me looking for footage of “animals that changed history”. I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes at first, expecting to find one tenuously relevant…

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