2018 Judge Rebecca Kiger

Rebecca Kiger

2018 Guest Judge


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Rebecca Kiger is a documentary and portrait photographer living in West Virginia, USA.  Rebecca studied photography, education and anti-racism work at Hampshire College and has a second degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from UMass Amherst.

Her work has been published in Lens, the photography blog of the New York Times, Photo District News, Looking at Appalachia, WV Public Broadcasting, the Ohio Valley Resource, and Huck magazine. Her still photography work is a component of two upcoming Netflix films by Elaine McMillion Sheldon about the opioid crisis. Rebecca also has photography work in the upcoming documentary by Nancy Schwartzman about the Steubenville, Ohio rape case. She is working with women from around the region on a project called Her Appalachia, a companion piece to the film Hillbilly by Sally Rubin and Ashley York. Rebecca is currently working on a long-term documentary project about intergenerational trauma and her family’s roots in Appalachian Ohio.

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