The Firecracker Grant 2016: Winner Announced

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series 'Island of the Colourblind'. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Belgian photographer Sanne De Wilde has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photographic Grant for her work in progress ‘Island of the Colourblind’.

‘Island of the Colourblind’ documents the residents of Pineglap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of Pohnpei State of the Federated States of Micronesia, whose residents see the world in black and white due to the rare achromatopsia-gen that causes complete colourblindness,  passed down from one of the survivors of a catastrophic typhoon which swept over Pingelap in the eighteenth century. The survivor, also the king of the island, went on to have many children. As he carried this rare gene, the hereditary condition affected the isolated community with most islanders seeing the world in black and white.

As winner of the grant, Sanne will receive a financial contribution to her work, provided from Firecracker with support from Genesis and including £500 of our professional photographic printing, mounting and framing services.

The Grant judges also chose to highly commend the work of French/Danish photographer Cecile Semtana Baudier for her series “Diaspora”, which explores the 1.38 million citizens of African descent in Mexico.

Read the full feature on Sanne De Wilde’s Winning Series

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