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Football Kick

Photography

Harold Edgerton created this photo, one of the earliest color strobe pictures ever taken, in his studio/laboratory. The kicker clenches his fist in concentration; he can’t see the ball because the studio is in total darkness. The ball is caught in the instant before it starts moving through space, where it will expand and contract on its trajectory. Edgerton was famously patient and took many photographs of the same situation to achieve his desired pictorial effect.
PUBLISHER Palm Press Inc.
MEDIUM Dye transfer chromogenic photograph
DATES 1938, published1985
DIMENSIONS image: 16 11/16 x 14 1/8 in. (42.4 x 35.9 cm) sheet: 20 1/16 x 16 in. (51 x 40.6 cm) frame: 29 1/8 × 23 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (74 × 58.7 × 4.8 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed in graphite verso lower center: "Harold Edgerton"
COLLECTIONS Photography
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.166.39
EDITION Edition of 300 numbered copies, 30 publisher's proofs and 26 lettered artist's proofs.
CREDIT LINE Gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation
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