Honorable Mention in the “Nothing Is Better Than Real Life” category. Photo by Katrin Küllenberg, Germany.

Last Day to Enter!

Extended Submission Deadline closes TODAY, June 1st at 11:59pm PDT

Every round of the DFA’s we discover photographers whose work we’ve never seen before.  People from all over the world who together are elevating the genre of documentary family photography.

Every round of the DFA’s we rediscover photographers whose work might already be familiar.  People who have pushed themselves to new levels within their own photography.

Photographers who continue to challenge us, surprise us and delight us with the images they share. Thank you for continuing to inspire us and for making it possible to showcase the talent and vision of the best documentary family photographers in our industry.

Don’t forget submissions close tonight at midnight (Pacific Time), after which Ranita Roy, Mikaela Martin and Manu Rigoni will begin reviewing each and every image submitted and select the best entries to move forward to the final round of live-judging.

“To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”

– Henry Cartier-Bresson

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