Byron Wolfe and Scott Brady: Phantom Skies + Shifting Ground

  • Hardcover / 12.25 x 10.25 in.
    130 images / 228 pages
    Includes 36-page booklet

  • Co-published with Temple University Press

  • ISBN: 9781942185147
  • Trade Edition: $55.00
  • Signed Edition: $60.00


Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography in Eadweard Muybridge’s Illustrations of Central America

In 1875, after being acquitted for the murder of his wife’s lover, Eadweard Muybridge spent a year photographing along the Central American Pacific Coast, particularly in Guatemala and Panamá. Upon his return to California in 1876, he published a very limited number of albums of the photographs (11 are known), each of which was unique in size and scope. From 2007 – 2010, photographer Byron Wolfe (born 1967) tracked down and cataloged every known Muybridge Central American photograph. Working with cultural geographer Scott Brady, they traveled to many of Muybridge’s sites to rephotograph and study them. Through photographic collage, interpretive rephotography, illustrations and essays, this book examines an exceptionally rare series by Muybridge. For an interactive tour of the project, click here.


Byron Wolfe is Professor of Art, Program Director, and Graduate Advisor for Photography at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott Brady is Professor of Geography at California State University, Chico.