Family photography can be so many things: Emotional, powerful, funny, impactful, tender, surprising, meaningful... I could go on and on.

Amongst all those things, family photography is art. Art that is captured and composed on the fly—in the briefest of moments—because documentary family photography (which we celebrate at This is Reportage: Family) is totally unstaged. Nothing posed—just totally natural, real moments.

The images you see below are selected award-winning captures from our first two Collections on This is Reportage: Family. For each Collection, we've had over 4000 entries from all over the world, with our judges (themselves world-class photographers) choosing to award just the top few percent.

No poses; nothing staged—This is Reportage: Family.

More info: thisisreportagefamily.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Els Korsten (Netherlands)

Els Korsten (Netherlands)

elskorstenfotografie Report

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great, the motion, the contrast... really good composition and so joyful

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#2

Menino Conhece Menina (Portugal)

Menino Conhece Menina (Portugal)

meninoconhecemenina Report

Maria Roberts
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Father is the noblest title a man can be given" -Robert L. Blackman

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#3

Bex Maini (UK)

Bex Maini (UK)

bexphoto Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pure joy and children's happiness... Beautiful!

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#4

Sanne De Block (Belgium)

Sanne De Block (Belgium)

sannedeblock Report

#6

Catherine Hudson (France)

Catherine Hudson (France)

catherinehudsonphotography Report

#8

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

pedrovilela Report

#9

Lavinia Nitu (Italy)

Lavinia Nitu (Italy)

lavinianitu Report

#10

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

joshuadhondt Report

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, I can remember that feeling. That was our summertime fun!

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#11

Susan White (United States)

Susan White (United States)

susanwhitephotography Report

ArhomR
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hahahaha I can identify with this guy!

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#12

Adam Riley (UK)

Adam Riley (UK)

documentaryportraits Report

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is his Dorset? I remember the wind on the beach in Woolacomb would cut your ankles with sand!

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#14

Andrzej Witek (Spain)

Andrzej Witek (Spain)

witekphotography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way it's a silhouette image captures everything so perfectly. Even the boy's hair is captured in motion!

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#15

Julia Rose-Greim (Germany)

Julia Rose-Greim (Germany)

rosegreimfotografie Report

Diana Dodd
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This brought back some awesome (and tearful) memories! Hold on ... they grow up so fast!

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#16

Marine Poron (France)

Marine Poron (France)

ernestineetsafamille Report

#17

Joao Lourenco (Portugal)

Joao Lourenco (Portugal)

lourenco-photography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful, I love how all the reflections and perspective makes it so that you appreciate the image without fully understanding it.

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#18

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

pedrovilela Report

#19

Jess Lycoops (Denmark)

Jess Lycoops (Denmark)

lycoops Report

#20

Logan Westom (United States)

Logan Westom (United States)

loganwestom Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hard working, must say! But, man have to do what man have to do 😊

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#21

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

joshuadhondt Report

#22

Paula Gerein (Canada)

Paula Gerein (Canada)

paulagerein Report

ArhomR
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So carefree... miss my childhood when I was so carefree.

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#23

Rowena Meadows (Australia)

Rowena Meadows (Australia)

rowenameadows Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

honestly thought it was a pool that she fell in.... whoops

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#24

Jena Love (United States)

Jena Love (United States)

jenalovephotography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the way she's touching it, not picking it, goes so well with the tones of the picture. hesitation and grace

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#25

Marieke Zentjens (Netherlands)

Marieke Zentjens (Netherlands)

mariekezentjens Report

#26

Marisa Martins (Portugal)

Marisa Martins (Portugal)

marisamartins Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She wanted to dance and to touch the sky! Very legitimate, thought

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#27

Daphne Matthys (Belgium)

Daphne Matthys (Belgium)

daphnematthys Report

#28

Linsey Aandewiel (Netherlands)

Linsey Aandewiel (Netherlands)

lifethroughmylens Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Water gun in a swimming pool , yes and a screen door for the submarine.

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#29

Raluca Chase (UK)

Raluca Chase (UK)

raluchase Report

Maria Roberts
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is just a little bit creepy... I like it though!

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#30

Louise Van Den Broek (Netherlands)

Louise Van Den Broek (Netherlands)

momentsinlife Report

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#31

Ana Backhaus (United Arab Emirates)

Ana Backhaus (United Arab Emirates)

anabackhaus Report

#32

Elly Van Herck (Belgium)

Elly Van Herck (Belgium)

ellyvanherck Report

#33

Erica Hawkins (UK)

Erica Hawkins (UK)

ericahawkinsphotography Report

Leah Fisher
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's from blowing every last bit of air into the balloon with all his might.

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#34

Susan Gibbs (United States)

Susan Gibbs (United States)

susangibbsphotographer Report

#35

Lisa Hu Chen (United States)

Lisa Hu Chen (United States)

lisahuchen Report

#37

Simona Dietiker (Switzerland)

Simona Dietiker (Switzerland)

momolandphoto Report

#38

Katrin Küllenberg (Germany)

Katrin Küllenberg (Germany)

katrinkuellenberg-familienfotografie Report

#39

Linda Bouritius-Colenbrander (Netherlands)

Linda Bouritius-Colenbrander (Netherlands)

lindabouritius Report

#40

Liesbeth Parlevliet (Netherlands)

Liesbeth Parlevliet (Netherlands)

rawfamiliefotografie Report

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'The stadium is packed and jumping up and down at the sight of the new forward making his way through all the players as though they weren't even there and as he prepares to shoot yet another perfect goal everybody is screaming at the top of their lungs'

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