You are invited to join our awards broadcast this week

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a third judge to the finalist panel, giving you a chance to gain even more insight into how we can all make better photographs.

Ryan Christopher Jones will be joining Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice as they discuss the award selection process.

Additionally, the broadcast format has been updated to include the new ‘Photo Series’ category along with technical changes we hope will improve the streaming experience.

When & Where
Date: December 11th @ 9am PST
Link: documentaryfamilyawards.com/live

How will it work?
You will have a chance to see our guest judges selections, as well as watch Kirsten Lewis Bethmann, Jenna Shouldice and Ryan Christopher Jones discuss the photos as they curate them down to the final award winners. This will be a constructive and engaging process aimed at making us all better photographers.

Award winners will be selected during the broadcast as well as honorable mentions. Throughout the selection process, Kirsten, Jenna and Ryan will discuss what makes a great documentary photograph or series and the reasoning behind their final selection of award winners.

See you this week!!

The Team @ Documentary Family Awards

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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