New Realities -

July 29th, 2017

At the moment you can visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to see one of its most recent and, I have to say, spectacular acquisitions: Anna Atkins 'Photographs of British Algae. Cyanotype Impressions'. It is considered the first book illustrated with photographic images and it's absolutely worth the visit to see this original which is in an excellent state. Atkins produced about 20 copies of the work between 1843 and 1853. The one at the Rijksmuseum is especially comprehensive with a total of 307 images.
It is on exhibit until September 17th at 'New Realities. Photography in the Ninenteenth Century'.
If a visit is not possible you can view the book online.