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Family Photography Blog

Welcome to the family photography blog from This is Reportage: Family! This is the area of the site where we'll be bringing you all our latest features; a veritable treasure-trove of documentary family photography goodness! Check back regularly for new features.

Collection Ten Judges

Meet our judges for the first Awards Collection of 2022! We’re honoured to have these five brilliant photographers judging our individual and story award entries for Collection 10 (clockwise, from top-left): Raquel Ponte (Portugal), Will Sfakiotakis (UK), Ruth Wytinck (Belgium), Phil Salisbury (UK), and Rianne Hogewoning (Netherlands).

It’s a whole new Awards-year here on This is Reportage: Family, and you have the best chance to be on our Top 100 Photographers in the World and Top Storytellers in the World lists for 2022 if you enter the very first Collection. The deadline is just a few days away: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th January 2022. Apply to join us to submit.

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This was 2021

Excited to reveal our largest group feature to date – ‘This was 2021’ – where almost 100 of our members share their favourite documentary family captures from last year. Featuring the work of photographers all over the world, we’re showing just one image per photographer who contributed here, but note that doesn’t mean it’s their single favourite image – it would be too tough to just choose one fave photo from an entire year of shooting! – but each image is within that photographer’s personal Top 5 favourites of the year.

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This is How: ‘Holiday’ by Katrin Küllenberg

In the third of our ‘This is How’ series – where photographers tell us exactly how they ‘got the shot’ – we have our 2020 joint-winner of Storyteller of the Year, Katrin Küllenberg, telling us exactly how she captured this Reportage Family Award of hers.

Katrin shares so much here, including her thoughts on trying out new things, her use of flash, layering, mirroring, and more…

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This is Reportage: Family & This is Reportage Christmas Party 2021!

A couple of weeks ago we had our Christmas Party in London, UK, and it was such a great night! For reasons known to the entire world, we were unable to do the party in 2020, so it felt amazing to be able to come together again this year. Very sadly, just a few days before the event, the UK covid travel rules changed, meaning lots of our European members were unable to make it over – such a shame! – but those that managed to come along all had a super (and perhaps, quite drunken…!) time 🙂

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Photographer of the Year and Storyteller of the Year 2021: Sabine Doppelhofer

Honoured to reveal our 2021 Photographer of the Year & Storyteller of the Year: Sabine Doppelhofer! Sabine won a staggering 34 Awards from us in total: 21 Reportage Family Awards and 13 Family Story Awards. This is an absolutely incredible achievement; the likes of which I think we may never see again. Winning a single award from us is incredibly tough; to win so many, so consistently, is quite astonishing.

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