Honorable Mention Decisive Moment by Ivana Aleric, Croatia

Ivana Alerić

Award-winning photography by Ivana Alerić


Even though Ivana is mining engineer by vocation, she was always showing fondness towards various types of arts. As a girl she loved to read, create fashioned scrapbooks and take photographs. Becoming a mother made a huge impact on her as she started seeing world with new eyes and enjoying new life (role) as never before. Documenting her own family life is a way she fights inevitable transience. Photography has helped her perceive herself, break her walls, fill her heart, release her voice, find her freedom.
She is grateful for her loving husband and two incredible sons from whom she’s trying to learn as much as possible.
She blogs and documents beautiful lives of happy Croatian families.

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