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Blooming marvellous: the world’s first female photographer – and her botanical beauties | Art and design

‘Photography pioneer” conjures up an image of a Victorian gentleman under a drape with an outsize wooden box on a tripod. Yet one of the biggest landmark moments of early photography was down to a woman who didn’t even use a camera, and was born decades before Victoria became queen. Anna Atkins is considered to have been the first female ...

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