9th Place Award in the “Cell Phone Only” category. Photo by Yan Leuvrey, France.

Gallery: Cell Phone Only

Category: Cell Phone Only

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!

Sandra Stokmans, Susan Gibbs, Joyce Saad, Laura Beth Davidson, Sarah Dexter, Ditta Van Gent, Laura Beth Davidson, Lauren Anderson, Yan Leuvrey, Kyra Barger, Anderson Espinosa, Babis Beslemes

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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.

Adrienne Harvey, Allyson Klein, Aly Nickerson, Aniya Emtage, Anna Karin Cedérus, Babis Beslemes, Berenice Linck, Callie Cooper, Caroline Strømhylden, Clover Collardson, Cristiane Lopes, Davina Palik, Elisse Weinert, Fatima Corpion, Fiona Daniels, Johanna King, Joyce Saad, Joyce Saad, Julia Matthews, Juliana Vivolo, Karyn Novakowski, Katherine Emery, Kelley Dallas, Kyra Barger, Laura Beth Davidson, Lauren Gayeski, Liz Celeste, Maria Shustova, Megan Carswell, Mikaela Martin, Niv Shimshon, Paty Fritsch, Sacha Alfonzo, Susan White, Thorsten Hennig, Verena Ettinger, Willeke Kieft, Zohar Mamet

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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.