6th Place Award in the “Water” category (Fall 2021). Photo by Laura Gutierrez (Mexico).

Laura Gutierrez

Award-winning photography by Laura Gutierrez

I am a Documentary Family Photographer based in Mexico City who loves to take pictures of life, just as it is. I decided to focus on family photography since I became the mother of 2 premature babies who are now 14 and 11 years old. At that time, the situation with each baby was so delicate, that I couldn't keep a visual record of either one. I realized that we often rely on memory for so much, that we forget it is a frail and inaccurate way of capturing fleeting moments. Today I want to give people the opportunity to have a record of the intimacy of their relationships, to find magic in the simplicity of their life and, above all, to tell their story in a beautiful way. I have been photographing families since 2014.

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