Firecracker was inspired by Light Journeys, an online gallery promoting women photographers in Australia, and Women in Photography NYC.
The Inge Morath Award supports female photographers under the age of 30 to complete a long-term project. The $5,000 prize is awarded in conjunction with Magnum Photos, with previous winners including Jessica Dimmock, Olivia Arthur & Claire Martin.
A $3,000 prize is awarded by WIPNYC under the WIP-Lightside Individual Project Grant, funded by Lightside Photographic Services to support project costs.
Canon France and The French Association of Women Journalists award €8,000 to help one female photographer to complete a photojournalistic project that is social, economic, political or cultural.