Honorable Mention in the “Nothing Is Better Than Real Life” category. Photo by Joke De Wilde, Belgium.

Judging Live-Stream Starts this Friday

The date has been chosen for the broadcast of our final judging process.

We are honored to have Fearless Photographer’s founder Huy Nguyen join DFA co-founders Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice as a finalist judge, adding his insight to the conversation about what makes a strong photograph.

WHEN: Friday, December 13th at 9am PST
Check your time zone here > https://time.is/PST

WHERE: documentaryfamilyawards.com/live


During our Live-stream Broadcast you will have a chance to view the selections of the preliminary-round judges as Kirsten, Jenna and Huy curate a final gallery of award-winning photographs.

This final round of judging is a transparent, all-day process that is constructive and engaging, aimed at helping us grow as photographers. As Kirsten, Jenna and Huy narrow down the photos in each category, they will discuss what makes a great documentary photograph or series and the reasoning behind their final selection of award winners and honorable mentions.

Next weeks broadcast is free to the public while it is being live-streamed. Anyone who submitted to this last round of the DFA’s will also receive a free subscription to re-watch the recording of the broadcast.

We hope you join us as we review the inspiring work of your fellow photographers and newest DFA winners!

See you on Friday!

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