Authors Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton discuss their new book 'Firecrackers' – a vivid showcase of work by more than thirty of the world’s leading contemporary female documentary photographers.
Thanks to the smartphone and social media more women than ever are empowered to record the world as they see it, through a lens. But what about professionally? There the picture is more complicated.
In 2011 Fiona Rogers started Firecracker, an online initiative for supporting female photographers. Since then there’s been a Firecracker grant, a Firecracker award and now there is Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now – a hardback compendium of work by 33 female photographers.