Anna Atkins was born in 1799. She was a pioneer during her time both in the field of photography and botany. She published possibly the first book of photography, and may even have been the first woman to take a photograph. Her work showed photograms of pressed flowers, algae, and seaweed with botanical information.
To celebrate Anna's birthday, the Knoxville Community Darkroom had a party complete with blue and white balloons, a birthday cake, and of course, cyanotypes!
We hope we helped inspire an appreciation for photography in future generations! Hopefully the cake and pink lemonade may have helped.
Next week will be the rescheduled cyanotype workshop featuring a full day of image making. There is still time to sign up for the March 25th class. This process uses the sun to develop images, so let's hope for good weather!