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Photography was opening up new ways to understand the world beyond human vision. 

  • Frog x-rays
  • Anna Atkins' biology blueprints
  • French scientists experimenting on 'lunatics'
  • Eadweard Muybridge's 'movie footage' of animals in motion

Frog x-rays

Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valentia c.1896

Dictyola dichotoma

Anna Atkins 1843


Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon 1854

Baboon walking

Eadweard Muybridge 1872-85

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