This Pioneering Woman Created the World’s First Photo Book
Who? A botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was born in 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent to the scientist John George Children and his wife, Hester Anne. An only child, Anna lost her mother soon after she was born and was raised by her father, who ensured his daughter received a predominantly scientific education – unconventionally, for a woman at that time.
Her father had a laboratory at home in Tonbridge, and Anna grew up assisting him in it. When he translated French…
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June 2, 2017 at 05:53PM