Honorable Mention in the “Cell Phone Only” category. Photo by Diana Hagues, United Kingdom.

Award-winning photography by Diana Hagues

Diana grew up being aware of photography from an early age having watched her father photograph herself, sibling and mother during family trips, holidays and life at home. Indeed, she inherited many of the family albums that documented her childhood and it was through studying these photographs that ignited her passion for family documentary photography. She now turns her camera onto her own children and for other families too; documenting their lives in the hopes of giving that sense of connection and feelings that comes from seeing ourselves in our own family heirloom photos.

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