You may have heard rumblings of a new conference in documentary family photography circles over the past year … The Storytellers Photo Conference. It’s a 3-day conference from May 5-7, 2019, in Miami Beach, FL, featuring some seriously incredible photographers, documentary family and photojournalists alike. The hosts have intentionally crafted an intimate group of global speakers, giving attendees a chance to learn from a broad and diverse scope of experiences.

Co-founder of the Documentary Family Awards Kirsten Lewis Bethmann is speaking at the conference as well as previous DFA judges Ryan Jones and Niki Boon. As this genre gains momentum internationally, we have seen a robust group of talented photographers emerge. We are excited to team up with a conference dedicated to educating this growing community.

In addition to the conference, we are excited to announce that a collection of 50 photographs selected from your submissions over the past 2 years will be displayed as a feature exhibition over the course of three days.

This conference and speaker lineup is one of the strongest we have seen and we want to be sure you know about it. But tickets are going fast and the early bird special ends August 30th! Don’t miss it—we hope to see you there.

Tristan is a documentary photographer based out of Victoria BC where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. Originally from Pennsylvania, he was raised on a biodynamic dairy farm until his family moved to western Canada when he was ten. Attending photography school years later after living overseas, Tristan met his now wife and talented photographer Jenna Shouldice. Together they run their documentary wedding and family photography company out of Victoria and Toronto, serving clients across North America. Tristan has gained international recognition for his photography work and he has spoken and taught about his documentary approach across Canada and the United States. In 2017 Tristan and Jenna co-founded the Documentary Family Awards with Kirsten Lewis Bethmann.

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