5th Place: Nothing Is Better Than Real Life
by Matt Writtle, United Kingdom.

Live-stream judging Announcement! – Spring 2021 Results

Live-stream Judging Broadcast June 28th – 30th, beginning at 9am PDT each day

You are invited to watch our Award’s Broadcast!

The live-streamed broadcast of the final round of the Spring 2021 Awards is a highly anticipated three-day online event.

On our judging panel is curator and NYU and Parsons faculty Song Tae Chong, photographer, writer and educator Kristin M. Young and our newest addition to the judging panel, long-time Miami Herald photojournalist and University of Miami instructor C.W. Griffin.  We couldn’t be more excited to hear their insights and critique of your finalist images as they choose the winning photographs in each of the 11 categories.

Our live-stream judging only happens twice a year, and is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the judging process of an international photo awards competition.  

WHEN: June 28, 29 and 30 beginning at 9am PDT each day  
Check your time zone HERE 

WHERE: https://www.documentaryfamilyawards.com/live/


During our Live-stream Broadcast you will have a chance to view the finalist selections of the preliminary-round judges as Song Tae Chong, Kristin M. Young and C.W. Griffin curate a final gallery of award winning photographs.  

This final round of judging is a transparent, three-day process that is constructive and engaging, aimed at helping photographers grow in their craft.  As the judges 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.

Our live judging broadcast is free to the public while it is being live-streamed.  Anyone who submitted to this 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 watch the announcements of the latest DFA winners!

If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument. 

– Eve Arnold

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