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)