Dylan E Richards

Dylan E. Richards

2018 Guest Judge


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Dylan E. Richards, the founder of Escalate Photography, is a photographer from New York who loves to capture moments on the streets. His aunt gave him a camera when he was 6 years old and he hasn’t stopped shooting since.

He admires and admits to being influenced by Vivian Maier, Robert Doisneau, and Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I really enjoy the work of these photographers because they truly demonstrate an understanding of, and compassion for, the human condition. They make spectacles of the tiny but essential things in life.”

“If I could offer one piece of advice to street photographers (or any photographer who wants to capture moments), it would be to put the camera down for a little while and really focus on learning to see and anticipate. Seeing is the hard part. Look at things, follow things, and learn how people and light behave throughout the day.”

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