5th Place Decisive Moment by Branka Bhoyrul, United Arab Emirates

Gallery: Decisive Moment

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

The guest judges for the decisive moment category were Anna Kuperberg, Huy Nguyen, Niki Boon and Tyler Wirken (thank you!!) with the final selection curated by Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice during our live judging broadcast.

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 first 10 photos are ranked from 1st to 10th place with the remaining 10 given equal honorable mentions in no particular order.

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