Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold Edgerton’s photographs give unprecedented clarity to the physical world and reveal the magic of everyday life. A revelatory selection of his work is on view in the exhibition Flash: Photographs by Harold Edgerton from the Whitney’s Collection through July 15.

[Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), Milk Drop Coronet, 1957, printed 1984-90. Edition 109/150.  Dye transfer print: sheet, 19 15/16 × 16 in. (50.6 × 40.6 cm); image, 18 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (46.7 × 34 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation 96.126.3. © 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum]

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Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…

Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold Edgerton’s photographs give unprecedented clarity to the physical world and reveal the magic of everyday life. A revelatory selection of his work is on view in the exhibition Flash: Photographs by Harold Edgerton from the Whitney’s Collection through July 15.

[Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), Milk Drop Coronet, 1957, printed 1984-90. Edition 109/150.  Dye transfer print: sheet, 19 15/16 × 16 in. (50.6 × 40.6 cm); image, 18 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (46.7 × 34 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation 96.126.3. © 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum]

Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold Edgerton’s photographs give unprecedented clarity to the physical world and reveal the magic of everyday life. A revelatory selection of his work is on view in the exhibition Flash: Photographs by Harold Edgerton from the Whitney’s Collection through July 15.

[Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), Milk Drop Coronet, 1957, printed 1984-90. Edition 109/150.  Dye transfer print: sheet, 19 15/16 × 16 in. (50.6 × 40.6 cm); image, 18 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (46.7 × 34 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation 96.126.3. © 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum]

Combining technical insight and an aesthetic sensibility, Harold…

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