Irmina Walczak

Irmina Walczak

2021 Guest Judge

Photographer, Educator, Editor

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Irmina Walczak is a photographer, anthropologist and educator. She’s a mother of three worldschoolers and digital nomad; co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Clan Magazine.

Graduated in Latin America Cultural Studies from Warsaw University, Poland and PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Most of her work is biographical. She explores family relationships, intimacy and daily life aspects. She creates representations of herself as a mother and reflects about how motherhood is inscribed in the female body and how it shapes mother’s identity. She frequently works with her life partner Sávio Freire. They study and successively deepen the condition of the child in contemporary society and its corporeality. In 2016 they published their first book – “Retratos pra Yayá”/ Portraits to Yayá which was presented to the European audience on the Paris Photo in 2017.

Irmina is a winner of the FotoFestiwal 2021, Revela’t Festival 2021, the HeadOn Portrait Prize 2017 and finalist of the LensCulture Portrait Award 2018 and the Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2020.

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