September 2012

Firecracker Grant Recipient: Jo Metson Scott

We are delighted to present the receipient of the inaugural Firecracker Photographic Grant, British photographer, 
Jo Metson Scott.

Metson Scott is awarded the Grant for her work in progress,
The Grey Line; a reflection on war told from the perspectives of US and UK soldiers who have spoken out against the Iraq War. Their voices have been met with varying reactions, from being outcast to imprisoned, shunned to celebrated. The project tells the story of Robert, a 19 year old ex-soldier denied Conscientious Objective Status, and leads us to encounters meetings with other ex military personel including Matthis, an ex- army journalist, Chris, an ex-Guantanamo guard and Stephen, one of the first soldiers that refused to fight.

The Grant also Highly Commends the work of British photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith for her project 'The Big O' and Polish photographer Agata Pietron for her series 'War Stories'. Both photographers will receive mentoring sessions with Firecracker's judging panel.

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing financial assistance, printing and mentoring support for a
European female photographer to aid in the completion of a documentary project. The Grant is kindly supported by Genesis Imaging and judged by a cross section of industry professionals.

To review Jo Metson Scott's winning September feature, click here

To review our Archive, featuring August's featured photographer
Chiara Tocci click here
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