In reference to Anna Atkins and ‘Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions’, I have developed a new method of cyanotype image/object production through combining the raw chemicals of cyanotype with agar-based bioplastics, which are derived from algae. This process produces a bioplastic cyanotype that exists in its own three-dimensional form and is not printed on paper yet is still able to produce a printed image. This work is part of my current research for my MA challenging the canon of the history of photography, and the ‘othering’ of photographic practices by women. My practice is a reflection of how alternative processes are still being intersectionally applied to both art and science by women, much like Anna Atkins once pioneered.

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