Ink print, 16 x 22 finished to 24.25 x 30 inches. Private collection.
Harold Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely
credited with transforming stroboscopes from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common camera device. One of his
best known photographs, “.30 Bullet Piercing an Apple,” 1963, was created with a microsecond exposure that effectively
stopped a bullet traveling at 2,800 feet per second. The image was first used as an illustration for a lecture by Edgerton
entitled, “How to Make Applesauce at MIT.” Moments after it was pierced by the bullet, the apple completely vaporized.