Worth a look: Firecracker – Supporting European Women Photographers

“Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts. Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.” -Firecracker

Firecracker is an interesting project started by Fiona Rogers, who works in Magnum’s London offices, focused on supporting women photographers from Europe. A new photographer is featured each month, running the gamut from photojournalism and documentary to art photography, and photos are always interesting. Here are a few of the featured photographers that really caught my eye: Tessa Bunney, Dana Popa, Sophie Gerrard, Jane Hilton, and the current featured photographer Melinda Gibson.

Firecracker also runs a grant for a female photographer to complete a documentary photographic project. The 2012 application period has just ended, and a winner will be announced soon.

Worth a look: 100eyes – China: The Past is a Foreign Place

100eyes - China: The Past is a Foreign Country.

I’m honored to be among the contributors to the latest issue of Andy Levin‘s 100eyes Magazine, China: The Past is a Foreign Country. I’m especially excited about the issue for a couple of reasons: my essay China Everbright was included and used on the cover (above), there are a few Chinese photographers included in the mix, and the issue moves beyond the usual surface look at the country’s development and foreignness. I feel out of place among the talented group of photographers that comprise this issue: James Whitlow Delano, Markel Redondo, Katharina Hesse, Ryan Pyle, Xiqi Yuang, Wayne Liu, Carolyn Drake, Rian Dundon, Tim Franco, Eric Guo, Christian Als and Holly Wilmeth. You can see the whole issue here.

IM Magazine launches, featuring young and emerging female photographers

IM Magazine - featuring young and emerging female photographers

IM Magazine is being created in order to extend Inge Morath’s legacy of encouragement to more of the many talented young photographers who apply each year for the Inge Morath Award. Beginning in fall 2010, IM Magazine will present monthly, web-based presentations of notable projects by Inge Morath Award winners and finalists, as well as by invited applicants for the Award.

The Inge Morath Foundation has just unveiled IM Magazine, an online publication that will feature new work by young and emerging female photographers. The schedule of work to be published on the site is promising. This is a great step towards a more diverse photographic community.