Anna Atkins (1799–June 1871) was an English botanist and photographer, often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images.

She donated her three volumes of Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, created from 1843 through 1853, to the British Museum in London. As a member of the Botanical Society, she helped challenge the perceptions of women’s capabilities.

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