Documentary Family Awards

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

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Casie Zalud

totally different in mind from the moment a “personal project” was going to be the goal, and this piece really had to be drug out of me. likely because I was hoarding my true emotions for fear of how real they might come across and how intimate and revealing things would end up. 
The relationship between Julian and Jonathan used to be very close; they seemed to share a world which I was not entirely a part of.  The relationship between my half brother and me has always been a complicated one. When he was younger it was difficult for me to get close to him, which is probably partly why I started photographing him so frequently.

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