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1st Place Overall by Jeff Borkowski, United States

Gallery: Best Overall Awards

These photographs were chosen by Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice during our live judging as the Top 3 overall entries in our inaugural competition. Their selections weren’t restricted by category and were thus chosen based on their individual strength as photographs.

1st Place Overall by Jeff Borkowski, United States

2nd Place Overall by Branka Bhoyrul, United Arab Emirates

3rd Place Overall by Daphne van Groeningen, Netherlands


If you’re someone who likes to deep dive into a photographer’s work, we will be sharing links to their profiles on Instagram along with their award-winning photographs. We look forward to seeing you there and reading your comments!

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