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See How Silicon Valley Reconceived Photography – Back In The 19th Century – At This New York Museum Show

In the 1860s, Eadweard Muybridge made photography portable. Painting a winged camera on the side of his horse-drawn buggy, he dubbed the carriage a "flying studio" and outfitted it with a darkroom so he could photograph the streets of San Francisco on glass plates soaked in noxious chemicals. Yet despite his flexible setup, Muybridge's photos were hardly candid: Even an exposure in full sunlight …