1st Place Award in the “Unconventional Portrait” category. Photo by Carla Monge, Spain.

Carla Monge

Award-winning photography by Carla Monge

I grew up around my parents' photographs and cameras, watching my mother document our holidays and daily life, looking through those photographs time and time again. That has undoubtedly influenced my urge to pick up a camera and photograph my own children's childhood, so that they can see it in the future through their mother's eyes. I have become passionate about telling the stories of our family, and of other families, capturing all those small moments which make up who we are and the things we truly value in life.

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