5th Place Water by Keili Tees, Estonia

Open Call For Entries!

Deadline January 17th, 2018

We are excited to announce our open call for entries for the next cycle of Documentary Family Awards! 

This award cycle brings about a new set of categories including one for birth, and we have an exciting new panel of guest judges, who will curate through every single submission. We recognize the educational value of transparency and so once again our final decision process will be live streamed. Entrants will be able to access the video at any time after the live judging.

As you know, we love this genre and can’t wait to give your work international recognition!

Show us what you’ve got!

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Meet Our Guest Judges

Ryan Christopher Jones, Felicia Chang and Rebecca Kiger.

Read their Bios   /   View their Work


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