Capturing Motion

Photography proved it could capture permanent images more precisely than an artist’s hands. Yet, as soon as the early scientists discovered this image making process, others began to experiment with the abilities of the camera to capture a precise moment. Early motion images showed pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages frozen in unusual postures. The mechanics of the camera would further evolve to capture what the eye could not see.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a donation from PhotoWings.