9th Place Award in the “Birth” category (Fall 2021). Photo by Sarah Marsden (United Kingdom).

Award-winning photography by Sarah Marsden

Based in Nottinghamshire, UK, I have a passion for family and birth photography with a documentary approach. Three red photo albums belonging to my grandparents fuelled this deep desire to capture the essence of a moment or a particular time frame in family life. When I’m not photographing, I can be found either home educating my four children, chasing my two dogs around the neighbourhood after they’ve escaped for the 100th time through gaps in fencing or hedges into the fields out back or caring for my doula clients.

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