Honorable Mention in the “Nothing Is Better Than Real Life” category. Photo by Lianna Nielsen, New Zealand.

Lianna Nielsen

Award-winning photography by Lianna Nielsen

Lianna is a wife, mother, photographer, business owner, speech language therapist, overthinker, redhead, coeliac and Kiwi. Studying people and telling stories through photos and words are the things she likes to do the best. She loves all kinds of photography, but real life photography is her most favourite. Thank you for reading. That's all. (Actually it's not, but it's really hard to condense a person into a few sentences. Especially when you're writing about yourself).

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