Anna Atkins

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Photograph of Atkins, in 1861
Cyanotype of an algae, from Atkins' book

Anna Atkins (16 March, 1799 – 9 June, 1871) was an English botanist and photographer. Atkins used cyanotypes to photograph algae and make books about them.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Anna Atkins was born in Tonbridge, England. Her mother died soon after giving birth to her.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Anna Atkins (British, 1799 - 1871) (Getty Museum)". The J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles. Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  2. "Anna Atkins | English photographer and botanist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-08-01.