4th Place Award (DFA Fall 2021). Photo Series “The Childhood Gene” by Maria Prozorova (Russian Federation). “Me and my daughter Daria looking through the kitchen window in our old house.”

Maria Prozorova

Award-winning photography by Maria Prozorova

Maria Prozorova is photographer from Kirov, Russia. Was born in 1981. She started doing photography as a mother after the birth of her daughter in 2012. Maria is a portrait and family photographer now. She inspires simple real life of ordinary people, nature and fine art. Main themes are human beauty, woman identification, childhood memories and self reflection. Maria received a culturology degree in 2019-2022 from the Academy of Documentary and Art Photography “Fotografika” (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

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