Judges Choice Award selected by Lafayette Hicks. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui, United States.

Eva Marie Uzcategui

Award-winning photography by Eva Marie Uzcategui

I am a freelance photographer and a mom from Caracas, Venezuela, recently moved to Miami, USA. I studied Interior Design, and I practiced it for years, but I have always stayed close to photography. I come from a family of photographers, mainly dedicated to portraiture, so the photographic fact is something familiar to me. For around 10 years I have been doing documentary photography, and the last 7 years I have been documenting my family life practically every day. For years I had my eyes set on the street, in photojournalism, but it was not until the beginning of this year that I had the opportunity to go out and do it. On second thought, I think it was this year that I had the courage to assume that this is what I want to do and went out to do it. I am in full training, and eager to learn and grow every day to be able to continue to witness what happens in our environment, that daily routine that makes it a habit and normality, to make a complaint, to be the voice of those who need it. Since February 2019 I have been working as a freelance photojournalist for Getty Images, Bloomberg, AFP, Anadolu Agency, Reuters, Rian - Sputnik, and BBC Mundo.

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