Mom left me on July 10th, 2020, close to turning 106.  In May 2019 I asked her to find all the photos that portrayed her or father.  I chose some of them, converted them digitally and reviewed them according to my feelings.  I have added them to the many photos of her that I have taken in over 50 years of life together and most importantly to the photos from the last few years.
The older man on the picture is the already passed away grandfather of my wife who is also seen on the reflection in the left corner. The older woman in the reflection is the grandmother of my wife and she is holding our baby.
This months photo digest contains a rich variety of documentary series, with the common theme of uncovering the humanity of the people photographed. Each of the featured photographers, stories and interviews have brought attention to unseen, misrepresented or persecuted individuals and communities, creating compassion in the viewer and allowing us to see through stereotypes to the heart of the people underneath.

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