1st Place Award in the “Pandemic” category. Photo by Emma Collins, United Kingdom.

Pandemic – Award Gallery

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 8th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

Award winners were chosen during the final round of judging recorded live from our three judges homes and subsequently streamed online around the world on October 14-15, 2020. Viewers had the opportunity to watch the unfiltered discussions and constructive feedback as winners were collectively chosen by esteemed judges Jide Alakija (United States), Lawrence Jackson (United States) and Leslie Kershaw (United States).

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

Top 10 awarded photographs by Emma Collins, Casey Mccauley, Julia Chang-Lomonico, Mikaela Martin, Talya Arbisser, Sophie Callewaert, Alicia Thwaites, Cristina O’Mahony and Hayley Yourkowski.

Honorable Mention photographs by Amélie Pelletier, Eugenia Vujacic, Eva Marie Uzcategui, Julia Chang-Lomonico, Melissa Baerwald and Nika Pailodze.

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Our preliminary round guest judges evaluated every single submission we received and selected forty or less of their favourite photographs per category to move forward to the live-judging round as finalists. Our deepest thanks to talented photographers Jacque Jackson (United States), Lafayette Hicks (United States) and Sarah Jane Rabideau (Canada) 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 Adriana Lucaciu, Agata Szymanowicz, Ana Matijaca, Azure Mahara, C. Roese Ramp, Carlos Mora, Caroline Morten, Casey Mccauley, Crystal Gonsalves, Danielle Clements, Ditta Van Gent, Dominika Palecka, Eva Marie Uzcategui, Ewelina Strzelczyk, Gemma Griffiths, Harmat-Szabó Ildikó, Ina Esch, Julia Chang-Lomonico, Julia Kojeder, Julia Matthews, Julieta Amezcua Ramos, Juliette Fradin, Karen Brunel Lafargue, Karoline Saadi, Kate Randall, Katie Haslam, Kelley Dallas, Kelly Meier, Lilia Pereira, Linda Bouritius, Lisa Chen, Liz Degroff, Lori Gospodyn, Magdalena Adamczak, Maria Alekseeva, Matt Karambelas, Melissa Baerwald, Melissa Mcclure, Natasha Durlacher, Nicoletta Valdisteno, Nino Ninography, Nynke De Jong, Rozsika Steele, Sacha Alfonzo, Sandra Stokmans, Sara Paolucci, Susan Gibbs, Svatka Schneider, Sven Berger, Tamara Pinco, Tasha Ford, Thiago Braga and Wendy Stone.

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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.