Albanian-American illustrates the human movement in a single photography

By: Kosovo Diaspora    November 13, 2013

The Albanian-American photographer Gjon Mili was hailed for his work illustrating entire sequences of human movement in a single photograph—a sight previously unseen in the mid-twentieth century. He was able to capture such images using stroboscopic photography, a technique that combines an electronic flash unit with prolonged exposure times to create studied models of movement and gesture, which Mili pioneered while studying electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From musicians to athletes, here is a look at just a few of Mili’s thousands of subjects.

Below you can find the eleven photographs that illustrate different sequences of human movement by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty:

The juggler Stan Cavenaugh, 1941.

The juggler Stan Cavenaugh, 1941.

Study of an amputee’s gait, February, 1946.

Study of an amputee’s gait, February, 1946.

A tumbling sequence, 1962.

A tumbling sequence, 1962.

The ballerina Alicia Alonso executing a pas de bourrée at the American Ballet Theatre, December, 1943.

The ballerina Alicia Alonso executing a pas de bourrée at the American Ballet Theatre, December, 1943.

The conductor Karl Krueger leading the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, December, 1944.

The conductor Karl Krueger leading the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, December, 1944.

The drummer Gene Krupa performing in Gjon Mili’s studio, 1941.

The drummer Gene Krupa performing in Gjon Mili’s studio, 1941.

The violinist Jascha Heifetz playing in Mili’s studio, with a light attached to the bow tracing its movement, 1952.

The violinist Jascha Heifetz playing in Mili’s studio, with a light attached to the bow tracing its movement, 1952.

A shot by the billiards champion Juan Navarra, 194

A shot by the billiards champion Juan Navarra, 194

Woman making a bed, 1946.

Woman making a bed, 1946.

The shot-putter Charles Fonville, date unknown.

The shot-putter Charles Fonville, date unknown.

Unknown date and subject.

Unknown date and subject.

To read more about Gjon Mili’s work click  here .

The original article was posted at the NewYorker.com. Click here to read the original article.

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