3rd Place Award in the “Environmental Portrait” category. Photo by Sonja Stich, Spain.

Environmental Portrait – Award Gallery

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 7th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

Award winners were chosen during the final round of live-judging filmed in Denver (USA), Hawaii (USA) and Victoria (Canada) and subsequently streamed online around the world on May 11-12, 2020. 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 Nancy Borowick (United States).

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

Top 10 awarded photographs by Emma Collins, Lyudmila Sabanina, Sonja Stich, Aleksandra Klimek-Lipnicka, Katie Langmuir, Ina Esch, Samantha Hines, Amanda Cordova, Kristen Gianaris and Davina Palik.

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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 Aniya Legnaro (Barbados), Rocio Vega (Spain) and Taras Bychko (Ukraine) 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.

Finalist photographs by Adriëlle De Voogd, Agnieszka Jeszke, Aleksandra Gajdeczka, Allexandra Torres, Allyson Klein, Amanda Dalby, Ande Antoniades, Angela Douglas Ramsey, Angie Gray, Ashley Marston, Azure Mahara, Branka Bhoyrul, Chris Elfes, Dagmara Wis, Desiree Walters, Elisse Weinert, Emily Fisher, Eric Schwab, Erin Ingraffia, Giovanna Guiotti, Holly Hicks, Jen Lucas, Jo Robertson, Julia Rose-Greim, Kandyce Joeline, Katarzyna Michno, Katie Alicea, Katie Langmuir, Katrina Green, Kris Moya, Larry Toh, Lyudmila Sabanina, Magdalena Adamczak, Manu Rigoni, Margaret Albaugh, Maria Alekseeva, Marisa Kraft, Marko Risovic, Marta Szyszka, Maxim Golubchikov, Melanie Gordon, Melina Coogan, Mikaela Martin, Minna Ridderstolpe, Mitzy Geluk, Monika Singh, Natalia Smirnova, Olivia Tomkins, Péter Király, Selma Van Der Bijl, Shannon Christy, Sherry Tong, Stacey Cavalier, Sylvie Grahan and Vesna Dobricic.

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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.