2018 Judge Erika-Jensen-Mann

Erika Jensen-Mann

2018 Guest Judge


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Erika Jensen-Mann is one half of Two Mann Studios. She has not be drawn to photography since a young age. She questions the value of everything she does, especially photography. She often questions her career choice and still wonders what she wants to be when she grows up. She is in a constant search for meaning, and finding that meaning in photography has been hard. She thinks that all of these thoughts are completely normal, and just part of being a strong, healthy woman. It wasn’t until recently that she realized that the meaning has nothing to do with the actual photography. It is found in the relationships she fosters, what she chooses to focus on and choosing to see the world with wonder and curiosity (even when it’s really boring). Her photographs are a bi-product of all of this. Erika is easily excitable, impatience, blunt as fuck (especially with her husband Lanny), and adventurous.

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