The Firecracker Grant 2019

Becoming One (Annie and Trevor), 2016 © Peyton Fulford (Firecracker Winner 2018)

Backbend, 2016 © Peyton Fulford (Firecracker Winner 2018)

Rian With Friends, 2017 © Peyton Fulford (Firecracker Winner 2018)

Once again, Genesis are delighted to support The Firecracker Photographic Grant; an annual award providing funding to support a female or non binary photographer to aid in the completion of a documentary photographic project. Applications for the 2019 Award are now open!


The Firecracker Photographic Grant 2019

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 and non-binary photographers internationally. All submissions will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the 2019 judging panel are as below:

  • Candice Lawler – Photo Director, Apple
  • Mirjam Kooiman – Curator, Foam Photography Museum
  • Adama Delphine Fawundu – Artist and co-founder of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
  • Skinder Hundal – Director, New Art Exchange Nottingham
  • Genevieve Fussell – Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker

Apply for the Firecracker Photographic Grant:

Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.

Learn More and Apply Here


About Firecracker:

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 Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the agency’s global operations. She also held the position of Cultural Education Manager for over 10 years, founding Magnum’s educational department in 2007, originating exhibitions and representing Magnum’s photographers within the commercial print sales market.

In 2012, Firecracker launched its inaugural Photographic Grant, awarded to a female photographer born or residing in Europe to assist with a documentary project.

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