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Firecracker award goes to Nadia Sablin, for photographs full of intimate power

Firecracker :

Firecracker is an online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers.

Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.

Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.

Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.

In 2012 the annual Firecracker Photographic Grant was launched to assist a woman photographer born or residing in Europe with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

The annual award was won this year by Nadia Sablin, Sean O’Hagen reports in The Guardian, and as a judge for the competition should have insights

A stunning photographic portrait of Sablin’s two elderly aunts, living quietly in rural Russia, has won a documentary prize – and deservedly so

Nadia Sablin has won the 2013 Firecracker award, which provides funding for a female photographer to complete a documentary photographic project. She is the second recipient of the award; last yearJo Metson Scott took the prize for her series, The Grey Line.

Two Sisters, Nadia Sablin, Firecracker award 2013

Love and wonder … Sablin’s two aunts puzzle over a crossword

I am not sure the value of work should necessary be selected by the sex of the artist but I do think Firecracker are doing a good job, you should go and have a look at their rather minimal site, here is a link

 

Firecracker Award for Women Photographers

Firecracker is an online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers.

Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.

Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.

Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.

In 2012 the annual Firecracker Photographic Grant was launched to assist a woman photographer born or residing in Europe with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

One photographer featured on the site is

ALYS TOMLINSON, her work is wonderful and beguiling and definitely worth checking out further, you can visit her site here

Home1©Alys Tomlinson

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Home5©Alys Tomlinson

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

The inaugural Firecracker Photographic Grant was awarded in September 2012 to British photographer Jo Metson Scott for her project ‘The Grey Line’, a sensitive documentation of soldiers speaking out against the Iraq war.

“Receiving the Firecracker grant was a huge endorsement for me and for a piece of work I’d been struggling to find the right platform for. The award gave the work great visibility and the grant itself, as well as the support from Genesis, was instrumental in the final stages of bringing the work together as a book. Beyond being a grant, Firecracker connected me to a supportive group of photography professionals, who gave me the confidence to pull together a project I’d been working on alone for 5 years.”

See Metson Scott’s winning work here

Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging the 2013 Grant fund will be a minimum financial contribution of £1,000 cash plus £1,000 of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.

Applications are open to women photographers born or residing in Europe and submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors. Applications are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.

Applications for the 2013 Grant are now open and close 28th July 2013.

 

 

 

Women Photographers – Firecracker – Street Photography

 

 

Firecracker is an online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers.
Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.
Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.
Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.

Established in January 2011, Firecracker is an online platform dedicated to supporting and showcasing talent of women photographers across Europe.

 The project’s founder is Fiona Rogers, who also serves cultural and education coordinator at Magnum Photos in London. She says that “despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by their male counterparts,” and it is out of this frustration that Firecracker was born.
Polly Braden and Kate Hooper, two street photographers, are set to appear in the second Firecracker event organised next month to coincide with the London Street Photography Festival