1st Place: Birth
by Gabi Marques, Brazil.

Gabi Marques

Award-winning photography by Gabi Marques

From Matipó (mine interior), with a half-beautiful accent, but living in Montes Claros a little more than ten years ago, I consider myself as mining north … of those who enjoy the sun and the sertão with gusto. And it was here that I began my journey as a photographer and conquered all that I have and all that I am.

After years of having a photographic studio and living more as a company than as a photographer, I was reborn and rediscovered in documentary photography, which you can follow more closely here and in my social networks. But here I tell you what documentary photography is for me: to be committed to capturing the sincerity of the moment, without leaving the aesthetics, sensitivity, and delicacy that I carry in the eyes … Beauty and details are fundamental parts, but without the truth of the moment, everything loses its value.

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