First Generation, a project by Carolina Arantes documenting France’s Afro-French women, is the winner of this year’s Firecracker Photographic Grant. The project follows the descendants of Africans who moved to France between 1975 and 1980, when there was a high rate of such immigration. It aims to highlight the women’s construction of a national identity in a country deeply anchored in its historical tradition. The Firecracker grant is awarded each year to a project by a female photographer

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