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Ijams Nature Center

CREATIVE SERIES: The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event

Join The Big Camera at Ijams on March 19 to celebrate one of the first female photographers, Anna Atkins, and make your own cyanotype flag!

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CREATIVE SERIES: The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event
CREATIVE SERIES: The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – Mar 20, 2023, 2:00 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Join Ijams Nature Center and The Big Camera on March 19 from 1-2 pm in a creative celebration to honor one of the first female photographers, Anna Atkins.

In the early days of photography, Anna Atkins was an English botanist who made Cyanotypes to document her botanical collections and created one of the first illustrated books. She is considered to be the first female photographer. Her books are in the British Museum and in collections around the world. 

The cyanotype process uses the sun and a combination of light sensitive salts to make a print. As part of this Creative Series event, you will learn to make a cyanotype fabric flag and learn more about this amazing woman. This community event is free and all ages are welcome.

No ticket required for this event.

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