Étienne-Jules Marey

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Marey in 1900.
Born March 5, 1830(1830-03-05)
Beaune, Côte-d'Or
Died May 21, 1904(1904-05-21) (aged 74)

Étienne-Jules Marey (1830 – 1904) was a French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer. His work was significant in the development of medicine, aviation, cinematography and the science of labor photography. He is widely considered to be a pioneer of photography and an influential pioneer of the history of cinema.


  • Braun Marta, Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904), University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • François Dagognet, Etienne-Jules Marey: A Passion for the Trace, Zone Books, 1992.