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Maker(s):Edgerton, Harold
Culture:American (1903-1990)
Title:Tennis-Forehand Drive, Jenny Tuckey
Date Made:negative, 1938; print, ca. 1987
Type:Photograph
Materials:gelatin silver print
Measurements:Sheet: 11 x 14 in; 27.9 x 35.6 cm; Image: 9 1/2 x 13 in; 24.1 x 33 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1989.55
Credit Line:Bequest of Richard Templeton (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Label Text:
Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931 when he began using a lab instrument called a stroboscope to light photographs. Producing one flash with many short, powerful bursts of light, the stroboscopic method captured six thousand frames per second, freezing movement too quick to be seen by the eye alone.

VM, 2018

Tags:
photography; black and white; movement; figures; tools; performances; abstract; narrative; shape

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