6th Place Award in the “Teenagers” category (Spring 2021). Photo by Joosje Janssen (Netherlands).

Joosje Janssen

Award-winning photography by Joosje Janssen

JNSSN Photography stands for spontaneity and authenticity. As far as I am concerned, photos are best when they tell a story and when they show life as it really is; unpolished, realistic and above all not posed! Every family and every person has their own habits, their own rituals and that makes every family and every person unique. That is why documentary family photography stole my heart. Because by photographing life as it is, you show who you really are. And there is nothing more special than that! Photos are precious and tangible memories that can last a lifetime. If you ask me, ordinary life is more than worth remembering forever.

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