10th Place Award in the “Birth” category. Photo by Gendaraneshy Overturf, United States.

Gallery: Birth

Category: Birth

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 6th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

Award winners were chosen during the final round of live-judging filmed in Seattle, WA, USA and subsequently streamed online around the world on December 13, 2019. Viewers had the opportunity to watch the unfiltered discussions and constructive feedback as winners were collectively chosen by esteemed judges Kirsten Lewis Bethamn (United States), Jenna Shouldice (Canada) and Huy Nguyen (United States).

These award-winning photographs have been through two rounds of critical review and selection. Congratulations to winners!

Tamara Milldove, Paulina Splechta, Corneli Fleur, Gabriella Hunt, Simona Dietiker, Inge Berken, Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa, Lawren Snapka, Gendaraneshy Overturf

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Our preliminary round guest judges evaluated every single submission we received and selected thirty or less of their favourite photographs per category to move forward to the live-judging round as finalists. Our deepest thanks to talented photographers Cristal Wallin (United States), Rowena Meadows (Australia) and Zalmy Berkowitz (United States) for their hours of dedication during this process. Congratulations to these photographers who were nominated as finalists for consideration during the final round of live judging.

Adriana Costa, Alyssa Kellert, Amanda Nunes, Ang Waterton, Angela Slingerland, Ania Wibig, Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa, Annemiek Kinneging, Azure Bielefeldt, Bobbi Barbarich, Brodie Beal, Colleen Ordonez, Courtney Larson, Dallas Arthur, Dana Jacobs, Danny Merz, Deborah Elenter, Eduardo Bedran, Elisse Weinert, Gendaraneshy Overturf, Hayden Trace, Jennifer Crow, Jo Robertson, Juliana Vivolo, Kayla Grey, Lawren Snapka, Lindsey Ellis, Lisa Hu Chen, Louise Van Den Broek, Maxime Faury, Meghan Cagley, Meredith Westin, Natalie Broders, Paulina Splechta, Rebekah Nathan, Sabrena Rexing, Sarah Maverick, Simona Dietiker, Toni Botas, Ursula, Cardenas, Veronika Richardson

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