A new exhibition in Kingston celebrates the life and work of legendary photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

The exhibition is installed on Clarence Street and is being staged by Kingston Museum in collaboration with Kingston First.

It features examples of Muybridge's stunning work and a wealth of fascinating information about the great photographer, who was born and raised in Kingston.

Muybridge (1830-1904) is widely regarded as one of the most influential early photographers of the nineteenth century.

He is best known for being the first man to successfully photograph a horse in motion, proving that all four of legs of a horse leave the ground when in full gallop (no one had captured such a fast motion with a camera before).

Muybridge also invented the zoöpraxiscope in 1879, a rotary device featuring still images that when spun created a moving image, a significant breakthrough in the art form at the time.

The exhibition has been delivered ahead of Muybridge Festival — taking place from Saturday 25th May to Saturday 1st June.

The week-long festival celebrates the famous Kingstonian through a series of free workshops and events at Kingston Museum.

Kelly Bliss, Head of Marketing and Communications at Kingston First, commented: "We’re delighted to have worked with Kingston Museum to highlight our town’s heritage and culture through the Streets of History series.

"We have a fascinating history to be proud of here in Kingston and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase this in the town centre."

Seoyoung Kim, curator at Kingston Museum, meanwhile praised Kingston First for their efforts in helping the museum celebrate one of Kingston's best-known and most influential residents.

Ms Kim said: "Thanks to Kingston First's continuous heritage-focused initiative, Kingston Museum is pleased to present Muybridge's interesting life and amazing achievements to the residents of the borough and visitors.

"We are particularly excited about the opportunity to reclaim Muybridge as Kingston's famous son through these accessible street panel displays."

For further information on the exhibition, or to book tickets to the Muybridge Festival, visit: www.inkingston.co.uk/muybridge