Anna Atkins -Albumin print-1861
Ever wonder who the first female photographer was? I really was curious. Anna Atkins is claimed to be the first,others name Constance Fox Talbot. Since no photos survive by either lady,we may never know for sure.
Anna Atkins (Childrens) - March 16,1799-June9,1871-Born in Kent,England was a botanist and photographer. She was elected to The London Botanical Society in 1839. Atkins was known to use a camera in 1841.Atkins was a friend of William Henry Fox Talbot who was a key player in the development of photography.