Anna Atkins

English botanist and photographer (1799-1871)

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]

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

Early life change

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

References change

  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.