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Harold Eugene Edgerton

American scientist and photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Edgerton in widely known as the pioneer in stroboscopic photography, the technique of capturing and depicting kinetic energy and timed event in distinct steps. The images were made in a darkened room, using numerous exposures per second, making the fine details of split second motion visible for the first time. His image, "Milk Drop," which shows the crown-like form created by a drop of milk on a plate, is among his most famous.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500014767.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Harold Eugene Edgerton:

Harold Eugene Edgerton Untitled (tennis stroke), ca. 1951 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Harold Eugene Edgerton Untitled (tennis stroke), ca. 1951 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Harold Eugene Edgerton Tennis Player, ca. 1940-1950 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Harold Eugene Edgerton Golf, ca. 1940-1950 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Harold Eugene Edgerton Milk Drop Coronet, ca. 1936 Gelatin silver print
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