Regard - 1st Place Photo Series by Anna Grevenitis, United States.

Anna Grevenitis

Award-winning photography by Anna Grevenitis

Brooklyn-based artist Anna Grevenitis found photography in a meandering way. Her formative years were filled with the impassioned study and dedicated teaching of the English language and literature, but when her daughter was born--and a year later her son--her world naturally morphed into full-time mothering. Drawing on these experiences to inform her practice as she was teaching herself the medium, she effortlessly pointed her lens at her family and herself. In her daily introspection, she searches for meaning with her camera. Anna Grevenitis is interested in photography as an act of establishing visual memory and engaging in social visibility, over time. Her photographs have been exhibited both in the United States and internationally. Anna Grevenitis’ work has been featured in The New Yorker in “A Mother’s Steely Portrait of her Daughter’s Life with Down Syndrome.” In 2020, for her series Regard, she was the recipient of the 17th Joyce Elaine Grant Award, the 2nd Annual Foto Awards and became a Critical Mass Top 50 Winner and a finalist of Lensculture Black and White Photography Awards 2020.

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