In 1843, Anna Atkins created the first book illustrated with photography. It took over a century for her pioneering work to be recognized.
The First Woman Photographer Captured the Elegance of Algae
Algae is graceful and light in the ocean, swaying with the waves like hair in the wind.
Photography’s Blue Period Gets Its First Major Show in the US
In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.