Documentary Family Awards

Celebrating documentary images that bring insight and meaning to the varied interpretations of family.

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Casie Zalud

Mom left me on July 10th, 2020, close to turning 106.  In May 2019 I asked her to find all the photos that portrayed her or father.  I chose some of them, converted them digitally and reviewed them according to my feelings.  I have added them to the many photos of her that I have taken in over 50 years of life together and most importantly to the photos from the last few years.

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.