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Top 100 Photographers of the Year 2020

It is an absolute honour to reveal our Top 100 Photographers of 2020! 2020 has been a crazy year for us all – there is no denying that – but one good thing that has come from this madness has been an increased focus (photography-pun intended) on ‘family’ – with everything that word entails. Our relationships, our interactions, our appreciation of life and others… it’s all been brought into a new light. And that’s where capturing those moments – those unique, little fleeting moments that mean so much – have only increased in importance.

We are so proud to reveal the very best photographers in the world who excel at doing exactly that: Capturing moments; capturing personalities; capturing relationships; capturing your family.

This is Reportage: Family has only been in existence for half of 2020, and we’re incredibly humbled to have hundreds of members from all over the globe already, who have been submitting truly world-class moments and Family Stories. With over 13,000 images submitted over just three different award Collections in 2020 (it will be a full year of six Collections for 2021), it has been incredibly difficult to win an award, with our five judges (who change for each round) typically choosing just the top few percent of individual captures (our Reportage Family Awards) and series of images of a single family (our Family Story Awards).

If a photographer has made it onto our Top 100 Worldwide list it truly is a remarkable achievement, and the photographers below really do represent the very best of documentary family photography.

Special congratulations to our inaugural Photographer of the Year: The fantastic Rowena Meadows. Rowena won an amazing haul of 14 Awards from us in 2020 (10 Reportage Family Awards and 4 Family Story Awards) – congratulations, Rowena! One of her Awards is shown at the top of this page.

Special congratulations as well to the four photographers who all tied as Storyteller of the Year: The brilliant Pedro Vilela, Rowena Meadows, Katrin Küllenberg and Menino Conhece Menina. All of them won four Family Story Awards each.

As well as the Top 100 Photographers Worldwide list below, you can also view our Top 10 Storytellers in the World, and we also have Top 10 rankings for the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, UK and the USA.

*Ranking is determined by overall number of Awards won in 2020; in the case of a tie, the photographer who won the most Family Story Awards ranks higher.

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#1. Rowena Meadows

14 Awards in 2020

(10 Reportage Family Awards & 4 Family Story Awards)

Australia

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=#2. Katrin Küllenberg

12 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Family Awards & 4 Family Story Awards)

Germany

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=#2. Pedro Vilela

12 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Family Awards & 4 Family Story Awards)

Portugal

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#4. Els Korsten

12 Awards in 2020

(10 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Netherlands

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#5. Raluca Chase

10 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

UK

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=#6. Alice Chapman

10 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#6. Louise van den Broek

10 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Netherlands

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#8. Menino Conhece Menina

9 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 4 Family Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#9. Linda Bouritius-Colenbrander

9 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards & 3 Family Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#9. Philippe Swiggers

9 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards & 3 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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#11. Julia Rose-Greim

9 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Germany

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#12. Olivier Bolte

7 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 3 Family Story Awards)

France

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#13. Emma Collins

7 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

UK

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#14. Erica Hawkins

7 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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#15. Sybil Rondeau

7 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Family Awards)

France

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#16. Kristof Claeys

6 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 3 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#17. Barbara Puchta

6 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Germany

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=#17. Marine Poron

6 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

France

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=#17. Nathalie Moors

6 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#20. Catherine Hudson

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

France

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=#20. Joshua D’hondt

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Belgium

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=#20. Kirsten Bethmann

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

USA

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=#20. Logan Westom

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

USA

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=#24. Gareth McGaughey

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards)

Ireland

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=#24. Jena Love

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#24. Marek Troszczynski

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#27. Marisa Martins

5 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#27. Theo Manusaride

5 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#27. Tobias Löhr

5 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Germany

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=#30. Anna Rowland

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#30. Elke Van Rulo

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Belgium

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=#30. Johanna King

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Ireland

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=#30. Pip Raud

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#30. Vlad Lodoaba

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Romania

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=#35. Liesbeth Parlevliet

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#35. Lisa Hu Chen

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#35. Marieke Zentjens

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#35. Susan Gibbs

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#35. Will Sfakiotakis

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#40. Evelien Van Den Bossche

4 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#40. Julia Völzow

4 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Germany

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=#40. Ruth Wytinck

4 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#40. Sanne De Block

4 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 2 Family Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#44. Adam Riley

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#44. Ana Backhaus

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

United Arab Emirates

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=#44. Christophe De Mulder

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Belgium

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=#47. Sara Paolucci

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards)

Italy

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=#47. Simona Dietiker

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards)

Switzerland

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=#47. Stephana Ferrell

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#50. Hollie and Patrick Mateer

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#50. Jess Lycoops

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Denmark

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=#50. Lauren Gayeski

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

USA

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=#50. Lavinia Nitu

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Italy

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=#50. Mitzy Geluk

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#50. Polona Avanzo

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

Slovenia

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=#50. Siliang Wang

3 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards & 1 Family Story Award)

USA

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=#57. Anne Janzen

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Germany

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=#57. Pieter Vandenhoudt

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Belgium

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=#57. Bex Maini

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#57. David Scholes

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#57. Karolina Horner

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Austria

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=#57. Kristian Leven

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#57. Lisa Winner

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#57. Margaret Albaugh

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#57. Mikli Feria Jorge

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Philippines

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=#57. Rachel Ryan

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#57. Eva Raduenzel Kitamura

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Germany

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=#57. Raquel Ponte

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Portugal

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=#57. Tiffany Luong

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#57. Tjeerd Paul Jacobs

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#57. Olga Leise

3 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Family Awards)

Germany

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#72. Nadine Court

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Family Story Awards)

France

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=#73. Hilde Hoebers

2 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Family Award & 1 Family Story Award)

Belgium

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=#73. Allyson Klein

2 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Family Award & 1 Family Story Award)

UK

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=#73. Susan White

2 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Family Award & 1 Family Story Award)

USA

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=#76. Aleksandra Dynas

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Spain

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=#76. Allison Clarke

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#76. Angela Azevedo

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Portugal

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=#76. Annie Gozard

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

France

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=#76. Dianne Bouman

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#76. Dan Wootton

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Daphne Matthys

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Belgium

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=#76. Emily Renier

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Felicia Bohm

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Heather Butterworth

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Heather Whitten

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#76. Ivana Aleric

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Croatia

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=#76. Julie de Bellaing

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Belgium

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=#76. Jo Quint

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Joosje Janssen

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#76. Laura Beth Davidson

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#76. Linsey Aandewiel

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#76. Laura Humphrey

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

USA

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=#76. Louise Adby

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Marieke Zwartscholten

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Netherlands

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=#76. Nathalie Dolmans

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Belgium

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=#76. Nick Mizen

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

UK

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=#76. Paula Gerein

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Canada

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=#76. Polina Subbotina

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Germany

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=#76. Nina Gebke

2 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Family Awards)

Germany

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