Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now by Fiona RogersFirecrackers: Female Photographers Now by Fiona Rogers

Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now

byFiona Rogers, Max Houghton

Hardcover | September 19, 2017

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There are many outstanding female photographers working today, yet the photographic industry continues to be a male-dominated world. Established in 2011, Firecracker ( is an online platform dedicated to supporting female photographers worldwide by showcasing their work in a series of monthly, online gallery features; by organizing events; and by awarding an annual grant to enable a female photographer to fund a project.

Building on Firecracker’s foundations, this book brings together the work of more than thirty of the most talented contemporary female photographers from around the world. Each profile explores the photographer’s creative practice, illustrated by photographs that showcase a key project in her career, and a selection that offers a wider view of her work. The images encompass an eclectic variety of styles, techniques, and locations—from German Alma Haser’s futuristic series of portraits that use origami to create 3D sculptures within the frame, to Egyptian Laura El-Tantawy’s filmic and intensely personal series on political protest in Cairo. With more than 300 photographs, Firecrackers is a celebration of some of the most inquisitive, stylish, and daring photography being made today.

Max Houghton runs the MA Program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
Title:Firecrackers: Female Photographers NowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11 × 9.8 × 0.97 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500544743

ISBN - 13:9780500544747

Editorial Reviews

The book brings together the work of more than thirty of the most talented contemporary female photographers worldwide. — North Carolina Modernist HousesPopulated with dozens of talented photographers…Firecrackers is much more than just a compilation of works by female photographers. It’s a unique collection of storytelling, both literal and aesthetic. — HyperallergicThe collection includes photographs and profiles of 33 photographers from around the world… The result is a snapshot of global photographic practices, which drives home the diversity of female perspectives. — Photo District News