2021 Micro-Grant Recipient: Logan Foll

About Logan:

My name is Logan Foll, I’m a 3rd year firefighter who just started a new position in southern Colorado. Having grown up in the Midwest, I hadn’t even heard of wildland fire until I came west in my van in 2017. It became my wholehearted mission to become a professional wildland firefighter, first starting on recreation in Arizona and finally landing on a Montana handcrew in 2019. With a background in photojournalism, I’m incredibly passionate about telling stories of the humans around me.

Grant Category: Photography

Impact Award: In Honor of Ralph Langlois

USA Recipient

Friendship: Forged in Fire

Project Vision:

When viewed from the outside, the fire world can be very intimidating. You constantly hear stories/see photos of burly men and women hiking long miles, hauling loads of gear, then putting in miles of fireline. I want to showcase that while, yes, to be a firefighter you have to be tough – mainly you have to be open to working with new people, willing to make friends and operate effectively in a team. I will portray the humanity behind every fire crew, how camaraderie and trust is built alongside fulfilling, hard work during the fire season. Friendships are often forged by fire.

Previous Work:

Favorite thing about firefighting:

My favorite thing about wildland fire is the humans behind the work. Yes, it’s exciting to see fires do crazy things, get to do a bunch of activities most folks never get the chance to and see some amazing locations. But the people are the reason I stay. I’ve made so many great friendships along the way.

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