10th Place Award in the “Unconventional Portrait” category. Photo by Jessica Ellis, Austria.

Jessica Ellis

Award-winning photography by Jessica Ellis

I have been documenting my daughter and son for the last 11 years from NY, Chicago and Seattle. Snapshots, cheesy smiles and immersed in play. 3 years ago we moved to a small village in Austria. Alone during the day, while my family worked and went to school immersed in the Austrian culture and German language I was lost. Photography has given me the purpose, passion, and artistic expression I never knew I needed.

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