Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

British Algae by Anna Atkins the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means; the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

A cyanotype, also called a sun print or  blueprint, circa 1850, by British botanist Anna Atkins, 1797-1871

Anna Atkins along with other artists who showed in 'shadow catchers'- my favourite exhibition. A cyanotype, also called a sun print or blueprint, circa by British botanist Anna Atkins,

Anna Atkins made thirteen known versions of her work entitled  "British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions"  (1843-1853). In October 1843, Atkins began publishing folios of her photogenic (photogram) drawings. In 1850, she began to publish more comprehensive collections of her work, completing a three volume anthology in 1853. These books, containing hundreds of handmade images, were the very first published works to utilize a photographic system for scientific investigation and illustration…

Anna Atkins Algae - Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions between 1843 and 1853

Beautiful tone and elegant photogram which recalls Anna Atkins.

PHOTOGRAM Beautiful tone and elegant photogram which recalls Anna Atkins.

Anna Atkins photographs-of-british-algae-cyanotype impression

indigodreams: “graphandcompass: Ocean Flowers: Anna Atkins’s Cyanotypes of British Algae via ”

Lemons by Anna Atkins, botanist http://en.flossmanuals.net/digital-foundations/ch011_scanning/_booki/digital-foundations/static/DigitalFoundations-Chapter07-453px_Lemons_photogram-en.jpg

Lemons photogram - Photogram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nature Printed Plants:  Anna Atkins - Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns.

(via History of Photography in 40 Photographs - Collection Resources - Collection - National Media Museum)Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns Anna Atkins, 1851

anna atkins specimen of cyanotype - peacock 1845. cyanotype photogram. first published book of photographic images Photographe of British Algae.

anna atkins specimen of cyanotype - peacock cyanotype photogram. first published book of photographic images Photographe of British Algae.


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