By Kezia Coleman
An exhibition on the Kingston born artist Eadweard Muybridge, will be running at the Tate Britain until January 16.
Muybridge famously proved that a horse can fly, by getting a galloping horse to trigger the shutters of a succession of cameras. This experiment proved what no eye had previously seen, that a horse lifts all four hooves off the ground at one point when it is running.
Muybridge invented the zoopraxiscope, a method of projecting animated versions of his photographs as short moving sequences. He pushed the limits of the camera’s possibilities, creating world-famous images of animals and humans in motion.
Concessions are £8.50 for Tate Britain.