Thursday, March 31, 2011


Firecracker is new online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers.

It assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.

Firecracker was established in 2011 by Fiona Rogers to promote European women working in photography.

Fiona Rogers currently works at Magnum Photos London as the Cultural & Education
Co-ordinator, a position she has held since 2005.

The featured photographer for march is Dana Popa.

Dana Popa (Romanian, b.1977) completed her master’s degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2006. Prior to that she studied at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies of the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is currently working as a freelance photographer mostly in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom, specializing in contemporary social issues with a particular emphasis on human rights.

Her series Our Father Ceausescu is featured in this issue:

Dana Popa about this series:

"Our Father Ceausescu is an investigation into the multilayered reality of my own homeland through exploring the generation born here closer to capitalism than to communism. I am looking at a rendition of people and places that make up Romania, the everyday youth and their lives against the fleeting memories of a bygone past that still permeates the self and the landscapes."

Read the full statement and see more images from this series in the March issue of Firecracker.

© copyright all images Dana Popa

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