Honorable Mention in the “Nothing Is Better Than Real Life” category. Photo by Farzana Akhtar, Bangladesh.

Farzana Akhtar

Award-winning photography by Farzana Akhtar

Farzana Akhtar is a Freelance Photographer based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is practicing photography since 2015. She is studying Diploma on Documentary Photography at Counter Foto. She photograph people in their environments because she is curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. She use photography as a means of self expression to identify with hidden qualities of her characters to better understand her reality and to express her interpretation of the world around her.

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