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Harold Eugene Edgerton (United States, 1903–1990)
Bullet Through Jack, 1960
Silver gelatin print
Gift of Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation
Seventy years ago, MIT professor Harold "Doc" Edgerton invented the electonic flash—allowing a speeding bullet to be caught on camera, frozen in place.
Seeing this photograph today, the power of the bullet provokes a lot of other ideas.
What does it make you think about?
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See works by Harold Edgerton phorographs in the Online Collection.
Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl