Love is a Life Story - 5th Place Photo Series Award (Spring 2021). Photo by Ruth Toda-Nation (United Kingdom).

Ruth Toda-Nation

Award-winning photography by Ruth Toda-Nation

Ruth Toda-Nation uses her camera to explore themes present in her everyday life. Her work is heavily influenced by her nomadic childhood spent moving between two cultures; Japan and Britain. Her work touches on issues relating to family, ageing and loneliness, transience and departure. Her interests lie in documenting people, coupled with the desire to allow people to tell their truth/story.

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