2nd Place Award in the “Travel” category. Photo by Mea Baráth, Hungary.

Mea Baráth

Award-winning photography by Mea Baráth

I am a mother of four. We live in Hungary, in a small village. We have a forest and a lake nearby. Life is slowly and lovely here, but our family life is always loud, chaotic, and very intensive. My kids taught me there's no perfect family, no super mom. Life with kids is perfect in it's own way. We're exactly enough good as we are. Jam-sleety, hugging little arms around our necks. With a circle around our eyes, but a grateful smile. Being a parent is a challenge but the most wonderful, richest thing in life. I think, family photojournalism speaks about that. And this is my mission.

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