Ever since Anna Atkins‘ first experiments in botanical cyanotypes in the late 1700s, women have been involved in photography. It’s easy to name several influential women who unarguably had a big impact on the photography industry, Annie Liebovitz, Dorothea Lange, Sally Mann, and Tina Modotti, amongst others.
They are the rockstar photographers who we all know and love. But we mustn’t forget that there were many influential women photographers working throughout the years who have all contributed to changing the way we see the world and interact within it. Here are a handful of those women photographers who you may not have heard of.