Judges Choice Award selected by Jacque Jackson. Photo by Lisa Winner, United States.

Lisa Winner

Award-winning photography by Lisa Winner

I am a creative. However, for most of my adult life, I’ve been a creative of numbers. I crafted sales stories out of data and market research. I longed to be doing something “more artistic”, but had no idea or ambition to learn how. It wasn’t until my children were born that I decided photography needed to enter my life in a meaningful and purposeful way. And once I learned documentary family photography existed – that one could make art from the scenes of everyday life - I knew that was the calling I was missing. All of those years of storytelling with numbers taught me I really was a creative – I just had not found the right outlet.

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