2020 Micro-Grant Winner: Iain McMillan

About Iain:

I am a Smokejumper in the Parattack program with the Omineca Smokejumpers based in Mackenzie, BC.

Grant Category: Photography

Canadian Winner

Project Title: Understanding Smokejumping

Project Vision:

My goal is to show the experience of being a Smokejumper through as realistic of a lens as possible. I will produce a photo series of 15-20 photos and I’ll post the photo series to my website as well as to my instagram throughout the fire season. In addition, I will add to the textiles section of my website and document more of the projects that are integral to Smokejumping.

Previous Work:

Favorite thing about firefighting:

My favourite thing about Wildfire Fighting is the diversity that we experience in our job. One day we can be sewing new gear, the next flying across the province, and the next on a fire falling trees and digging line.

More of Iain’s work: