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New photographic grant launched for women photographers

To finance the establishment of a new photographic grant dedicated to European women photographers, the founder of the Firecracker online platform has released an exclusive 2012 diary featuring the work of 12 photographers writes Olivier Laurent in The BJP

“The Firecracker Photographic Grant will be awarded to a woman photographer to assist the completion of a project in late 2012. The award will be open to entries this summer and will be judged by a panel of jurors that include BJP’s deputy editor Diane Smyth, as well as Jessica Crombie of Save The Children, Shannon Ghannam of Reuters News Agency and Francesca Sears of Panos.

Launched by Fiona Rogers in January 2011, the Firecracker platform is dedicated to supporting European women photographers. “During my career in photography, the under-representation of women photographers struck me on several levels,” says Rogers, who is also the¬†cultural and education manager at Magnum Photos London.”...MORE


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