About the British artist, Anna ATKINS (1799-1871)

The English draftsman Anna ATKINS was a modern woman who used the latest technology, the recently invented cyanotype, for the publication of her plant collections. With this she created the first photo book in history in 1843. She produced well over 10,000 copies of her photograms and summarized them in a few book albums. Today these rare specimens are guarded as treasures. Anna ATKINS fell into oblivion again and again over the course of time and thus remained rather unknown to the general public.

Photo books by and about the work of Anna ATKINS

'Blue Prints' (2021, by Rolf Sachsse)

The volume 'Cyanotpes' presents for the first time in their entirety the album 'British Algae' by Anna ATKINS and 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', showing her pioneering technique of photographically documenting botanical species around 1850.
100,00 € *
'The World's First Photobook Was Blue', by ALBÁRRAN CABRERA shows their work as well as explains their artistic process. The title is a reference to Anna ATKINS, the spiral binding to BRASSAI and the book itself is a tribute to photography's complexity.
198,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
Der Band 'Blue Prints', ist eine Hommage an eine Pionierin der Fotografie und eine große britische Künstlerin, Anna ATKINS, die 1843 den ersten Fotoband der Geschichte schuf. Er enthält eine Auswahl der schönsten Cyanotypien sowie Texte von Rolf Sachsse.
16,00 € Weight 0.3 kg