Anna Atkins was educated in botany, and as family friends of William Henry Fox Talbot had learned the calotype process around 1841. John Herschel, another family friend, invented the cyanotype in 1842. In 1843, Atkins produced what is considered the first photographically illustrated book, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.
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- Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online (visit site)
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- Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (visit site)
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (visit site)
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Anna Atkins has 2 locations.
Birth (March 16, 1799)
Death (June 9, 1871)