7th Place: The Camera You Have With You
by April Dautlich, United Kingdom.

April Dautlich

Award-winning photography by April Dautlich

Have you turned your head lately and wondered where did ALL THE TIME go? Have you wondered how you all of a sudden have multiple people tugging on you and asking you for things before your coffee has even had a chance to hit your system, why there are cheerios stuck in your hair and what you just stepped on that was sticky?! If you nodded yes to any of these things, I’m here to help you bottle up your precious days before you blink again and those same little people are moving out of the house. I’m April and I’m a documentary style photographer with a photojournalistic approach. I capture authentic moments from your everyday life that you want to be able to cherish and recall forever. Nothing staged, posed or cheesy will happen on my watch. I spend an ordinarily lovely family day with you and turn it into magical images that will give your kids a reason to arm wrestle over them when they’re older. And you’ll have a reason to sit down with a (hot) cup of coffee and take a stroll down a memory lane that feels like a getting giant hug.

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