Firecracker was established in 2011 by Fiona Rogers to promote women working in photography, through a variety of online features, networking opportunities and public events.
Rogers has worked at Magnum Photos since 2005 and is currently the Global Business Development Manager. Her responsibilities include Magnum’s strategic partnerships, brand exposure and new revenue streams. Prior to this she was the Cultural Education Manager, founding Magnum’s educational department in 2007, originating exhibitions and representing Magnum’s photographers within the commercial print sales market.
Prior to Magnum, Fiona was employed at a popular London gallery and studied BA Arts Media at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey. She holds a postgraduate certificate from the London College of Communication in Creative Enterprise Management.
In 2012, Firecracker launched its inaugural Photographic Grant, awarded to a female photographer born or residing in Europe to assist with a documentary project. To date, it has provided four photographers with a combined funding amount of £4000.