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Firecracker interview with Olivier Laurent of the British Journal of Photography:

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Let's hear it for the girls!  Firecracker & women practioners featured on Ideastap blog:

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February's featured photographer, Anastasia Taylor-Lind is awarded the first FNCA Photojournalism grant. FNAC's award was created with the goal of financing independent photojournalism, as part of their commitment to help the photographic medium as a whole:

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Magnum Photos Foundation & the Inge Morath Foundation annouce the 2011 Inge Morath Award. The annual award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project:

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Firecracker annouce their first event to be held at the Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London on Monday 4th April. Join Firecracker founder Fiona Rogers as she introduces three photographers, Tessa Bunney, Laura Hynd & Leonie Purchas who will each show and discuss their work. Begins at 19:00, free to attend & no rsvp required.

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Firecracker will be hosting it's second event in conjunction with the forthcoming London Street Photography Festival.  Firecracker will present the work of street photographers Polly Braden & Kate Hooper who will both show recent work and discuss their working practices.

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In summer 2012 the Firecracker Photographic Grant will be announced, providing funding for a female photographer to complete a documentary photographic project. Applications will be welcome from women photographers born or residing in Europe and submissions judged by a panel of industry specialists including Shannon Ghannam, Pictures Project Manager at Reuters, Francesca Sears, Director of Panos Profile, Jessica Crombie, Head of Film & Photography at Save The Children and Diane Smyth, Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Photography. To raise funds for the grant, Firecracker has produced an illustrated 2012 diary, beautifully designed by Dutch duo Kummer & Herrman, showcasing the talents of Firecracker's featured photographers for 2011.

 

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Firecracker 2012 Diary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firecracker presents: Lives of Others

Exhibition at the London Festival of Photography

 

6th June 2012

John McAslan, 7-9 William Street, NW1

 

Firecracker is delighted to announce it’s inaugural exhibition, Lives of Others, which explores themes of personal work in the public realm.

 

The exhibition presents work from five British female photographers who have each developed inward looking, personally reflective projects that are in turn disseminated in the public sphere.

 

These photographers are not just observers but active participants in their unconventional approaches to self portraiture, bravely allowing their audiences a glimpse into their private lives and the opportunity for us to empathize, relate and perhaps understand a little about the lives of others.

 

Each of the five projects examines ideas around identity, culture, family and immersive participation. In ‘The Dad Project’ and ‘Tulip’ both Briony Campbell and Celine Marchbank use their powerful and moving photography to record the pain and devastation of losing a parent. Léonie Hampton’s ‘In The Shadow of Things’ is the product of months spent clearing Hampton’s mother’s home of the clutter collected over years battling with OCD. Laura Hynd’s self portrait project ‘The Letting Go’ questions Hynd’s perception of herself and experiments with loss of control and inhibition. Natasha Caruana’s ‘The Other Woman’ is a visual confession of Caruana’s life with a married man, and the exploration of other ‘other’ women who were experiencing the same.

 

The exhibition coincides with the launch of the Firecracker Photographic Grant, which will be awarded in autumn 2012 to support a European female photographer and aid the completion of a documentary photography project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firecracker Photographic Grant - inaugural winner announced

 

British photographer Jo Metson Scott has been awarded the first Firecracker Photographic Grant for her work 'The Grey Line', a reflection on war told from the perspectives of US and UK soldiers who have spoken out against the Iraq War.

 

Due to the high level of submissions received, the Firecracker Photographic Grant also acknowledges two Highly Commended photographers; Agata Pietron and Abbie Trayler-Smith.

 

Details of the 2013 Grant will be announced in summer 2013.

 

See Metson Scott's September feature here

 

 

Firecracker first commission

 

Firecracker are delighted to be working alongside the Portugese photography festival Entre Margens in celebrating Firecracker's inaugural photographic commission. As part of the invited photographers activity, Firecracker has commissioned British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews to produce a body of work in the Douro region of Portugal. The work will be on display until 25 August 2013.

 

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Second Firecracker Photographic Grant receipient named

 

Russian photographer Nadia Sablin has been awarded the second Firecracker Photographic Grant, alongside two highly commended photographers Myriam Meloni and Regine Petersen.

 

Review Sablin's winning portfolio 'Two Sisters' here

 

 

Firecracker photographer wins 2014 Inge Morath Award

 

American photographer Shannon Jensen, Firecracker's featured photographer in July 2013, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Inge Morath Award. She was nominated by the Magnum Photos' membership for her depiction of Sudan's refugees 'A Long Walk'.  Read more

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