Response Wall
Bullet Through Jack by Harold Eugene Edgerton

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Black and white photograph of a bullet cutting a playing card in half. The bullet seems frozen in time and the card halves have not yet had time to fall. This was a feat of high speed photography at the time.
Harold Eugene Edgerton, Bullet Through Jack, 1960. Silver gelatin print. Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation. 2013-4-4

Exhibition

On view
Nov 20, 2019 to Feb 12, 2020

Art responds to the world
You respond to the art
KAM responds to you

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

Harold Eugene Edgerton (United States, 1903–1990)
Bullet Through Jack, 1960
Silver gelatin print
Gift of Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation
2013-4-4

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