Eadweard Muybridge 1830 - 1909, was a photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. The design behind this Muybridge portrait is the viewfinder of his camera which he famously used to film stop motion of a horse running and settled the long standing argument about whether or not horses lifted all four feet off the ground at a single moment in time. (They do). In 1871 he invented the zoopraxiscope which is considered the first movie projector. This medal is based on one of his zoopraxiscope discs and is the first known animated medal. When set on a flat surface the medal can be spun.
Cast Bronze Limited Edition of 40