Originally awarded in the “Siblings” category, this 1st Place Best Overall Award (Fall 2021) goes to Yan Zhang (China). Congratulations!

Announcing our Fall 2021 Award Winners!

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 10th international competition, celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

The winning photographs from this round of the Documentary Family Awards have been published on our website!  Visit our WINNER’S GALLERY to see the Top 10 and Honorable Mention awards for each category, as well as the Judges Choice and Best Overall Awards.

We are once again humbled by the rich collection of compelling and thoughtful images that were sent in for consideration.

If you missed the live judging…

The Fall 2021 Awards concluded in a fantastic 3 full days of Live Judging, as our judging panel discussed the finalist photos and chose the winning photographs. If you missed parts of the judging or would like to re-watch the final selection process, you can purchase the full recording at vimeo.com/ondemand/dfafall2021

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