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Rijksmuseum acquires photo book by first female photographer

Rijksmuseum General Director, Taco Dibbits, said: ?We are very pleased with this wonderful acquisition of the first ever photo book, by the first ever female photographer. Anna Atkins? work sits on the border between art and science. Apart from its historical significance, Atkins? images are characterised by their timeless beauty, which looks contemporary because of the abstraction of the silhouettes on the photographic paper.
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