The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.
Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.
Applications are open to female photographers internationally, and those who are female-identifying. Submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists.
Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.
Vivienne Gamble: Founder and Director of Seen Fifteen, and Co-Founder of Peckham 24
Tim Clark: Curator and Editor in Chief & Director at 1000 Words
Brandei Estes: Head of Photography, Sotheby’s
Lucy Pike: Director of Photography at WeTransfer
Olivia Arthur: Photographer and Co-Founder of Fishbar
The Firecracker Photographic Grant is open to international female photographers or female-identifying photographers. It will be awarded to a photographer based on the strength of visual portfolios and artist statements submitted. Applications will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts. The Grant intends to assist with the completion of a documentary photographic project and will be awarded as such.