A Woman to Know: Anna Atkins

While there's been a huge change in science where women are concerned, it all started with botany and women like Anna Atkins. research scientist Vicki Funk, on Anna Atkins

(image via The New York Public Library Digital Collection)

Anna was a double threat: an accomplished botanist, yes, but also the first woman to create a photograph. Her first book of prints only circulated in the dozens of copies, but eh, who today cares? When you're the first, you're the first.

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