Today as I opened the Google search page, an animated doodle featuring a person on top of a horse drew my attention. Out of curiosity I hovered my mouse over it and it said ' Eadweard J Muyebridge 182nd birthday '. This has pushed me to further invistigate on who could this person be that Google would celebrate his birthday in his homepage. To my utter surprise, the man was one of the biggest photograhers that humanity has ever known. He was behind the invention of the motion picture and as you know, the motion picture is what has revolutionized the multimedia world and is till until now.
Eadweard J was born in Kingston upon Thames in England in April 9, 1830. At the age of 25 he emigrated to the United States where he spent most of his life. He was very renowned for his invention of Zoopraxiscope ( an early device for displaying motion pictures ) as well as his photographs of the west and his work on animal locomotion.
The animated doodle I talked about above is , as I later discovered, a legendary series of images by Muybridge, which proved that, at one point during a horse's gallop, all of the animal's legs are in the air at the same moment. To learn more about Eadward and his invention read what National Post has written in Eadweard Muybrodgre, one of the original men in motion, Celbrated by Google Doodle.
Here is a video about Eadweard