5th Place Award (DFA Fall 2021). Photo Series “My Family” by John Milisenda (United States). “Apple Picking”

John Milisenda

Award-winning photography by John Milisenda

I have been photographing my family, mother, father and developmentally disabled brother for 61 years. They have appeared in 125 shows and many publications. These images are in many collections including the Harry Ransom Collection, Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.I have taught basic photography and Photographic Chemistry at Drexel University and the New School for social research. I have 15 self published books on photography.

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