International Women's Day - Celebrate Women in Photography
International Women’s Day celebrates and honours women everywhere. Originally, its aim was to provide a forum for women to campaign for equality but overtime this initial intention has evolved marking International Women’s Day as a day to inspire and celebrate women everywhere!
We want to take a moment on this day to celebrate a few strong women from photography’s rich history who were pioneers of their time and shaped photography as we know it today!
Up first is Anna Atkins. Atkins is one of the first women to take a photograph and the first person to create a book that utilised photography as opposed to illustration. Anna Atkins was interested in botany, and through her exploration and utilisation of cyanotypes Atkins cemented photography as an accepted medium for scientific documentation and illustration!
Photo: Anna Atkins Google Images