Ceramium botryo-carpum, upper...
Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes of British algae

Anna Atkins was a remarkable woman, one of a select group of pioneering British photographers in the early 19th century. Her passion was collecting and recording algae and seaweeds, making images of them by laying them on specially prepared photographic paper and exposing them to strong light to make perfect detailed silhouettes of each one – blueprints. To view all images in this set, and to select images to add to your basket, click 'View all images' below.

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Ptilota sericea Cyanotype of...
Gigartina acicularis in fine...
Sargassum plumosum Cyanotype of...
Ptilota sericea Cyanotype of...
Ceramium botryo-carpum, upper...
Ceramium decurrens Cyanotype of...
Conferva arcta Cyanotype of...
Schizonema grevillii Cyanotype of...

            
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