Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Edgerton was a pioneer in using short duration electronic flash in photography, capturing such events as balloons at different stages of bursting; bullets impacting apples, bananas, and playing cards; and the surfaces of various liquids in motion. He created many striking images illuminating phenomena occurring too fast for the naked eye to see which now are housed in art museums worldwide.