Marey's photographic gun, 1895.
2 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Marey's photographic gun, 1895.

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Taken from E J Marey's 'Movement' (1895), figure 75. This illustration shows external appearance of his photographic gun. Profesor Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) was a French physicist. As Profesor at the College de France from 1868, he pioneered scientific cinematography with his studies of animal movement. He invented a number of improvements in camera design and succeeded in reducing exposure time to the region of 1/25,000 of a second for the purpose of photographing the flight of insects.

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