4th Place Award in the “Environmental Portrait” category. Photo by Megan Brock, United States.

Gallery: Environmental Portrait

Category: Environmental Portrait

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!

Emma Collins, Iris Kivisalu, Nadia Stone, Megan Brock, Angela Ramsey, Aniya Emtage, Colleen Ordonez, Kristin Dillon, Amanda Dalby, Jessica Wight

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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.

Agueda Sanfiz, Alina Goroaia Vincenti, Alyssa Kellert, Amanda Cordova, Ana Matijaca, Aniya Emtage, Anna Bielasik, Barbara Puchta, Blimie Tee, Briony Walker, Courtney Larson, Davide Bonaldo, Davina Palik, Edwina Richards, Emma Collins, Eric Schwab, Ewa Burns, Flavia Felgueiras, Francesca Russell, Frederikke Brostrup, Gabriella Barros, Gretchen Yost, Hezy Holzman, Iris Kivisalu, Jeff Borkowski, Jenna Hobbs, Jess Cheetham, Johanna King, Kellie Kano, Kristine Nyborg, Laura Silva, Lauren Webster, Lisa Cupps, Lisa Samaras, Lori Atchison, Marisa Kraft, Megan Brock, Megan Brock, Melissa Mcclure, Mikaela Martin, Minna Ridderstolpe, Moira La Plante, Natalia Smirnova, Nienke Laan, Paty Fritsch, Paula Gerein, Paula Krajewska, Samantha Hines, Sandra Stokmans, Sarah Watson, Sharron Gibson, Shelley Torgerson, Stephana Ferrell, Susan White, Tiffany Luong, Vanessa Hall, Xuefei Jiang

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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.