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

#1

Els Korsten (Netherlands)

Els Korsten (Netherlands)

elskorstenfotografie Report

Stille20
Community Member
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

"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
1 month ago

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

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#4

Sanne De Block (Belgium)

Sanne De Block (Belgium)

sannedeblock Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Bittersweet moment. Very moving.

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#5

Emily Renier (UK)

Emily Renier (UK)

emilysmomentsphotography Report

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

Just "Wow"

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#6

Catherine Hudson (France)

Catherine Hudson (France)

catherinehudsonphotography Report

Maria Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

This one captures the free soul of a child.

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#7

Rachel Ryan (UK)

Rachel Ryan (UK)

rachelryanphotography Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm invencible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#8

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

Pedro Vilela (Portugal)

pedrovilela Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww, darling pic!

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#9

Lavinia Nitu (Italy)

Lavinia Nitu (Italy)

lavinianitu Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

This fills my heart with emotion.

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#10

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

Joshua D'hondt (Belgium)

joshuadhondt Report

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

Hahahaha I can identify with this guy!

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#12

Adam Riley (UK)

Adam Riley (UK)

documentaryportraits Report

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#13

Anna Rowland (UK)

Anna Rowland (UK)

lunaweddings Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Thinking.

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#14

Andrzej Witek (Spain)

Andrzej Witek (Spain)

witekphotography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

Maria Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

There's always that one little fish...

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#17

Joao Lourenco (Portugal)

Joao Lourenco (Portugal)

lourenco-photography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
1 month ago

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

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Children brighten a dreary day.

#19

Jess Lycoops (Denmark)

Jess Lycoops (Denmark)

lycoops Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Big duck hatching a baby.

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#20

Logan Westom (United States)

Logan Westom (United States)

loganwestom Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

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

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Objection over ruled.

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#22

Paula Gerein (Canada)

Paula Gerein (Canada)

paulagerein Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Brave! And cute, ofcourse!

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#26

Marisa Martins (Portugal)

Marisa Martins (Portugal)

marisamartins Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

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

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Small children.

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#28

Linsey Aandewiel (Netherlands)

Linsey Aandewiel (Netherlands)

lifethroughmylens Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

Tiari
Community Member
1 month ago

Calm before the storm.

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#31

Ana Backhaus (United Arab Emirates)

Ana Backhaus (United Arab Emirates)

anabackhaus Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Who needs a TV? Not me!

#32

Elly Van Herck (Belgium)

Elly Van Herck (Belgium)

ellyvanherck Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Alone not lonely.

#33

Erica Hawkins (UK)

Erica Hawkins (UK)

ericahawkinsphotography Report

Leah Fisher
Community Member
1 month ago

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

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
1 month ago

I see her in a womb. Anyone else?

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#35

Lisa Hu Chen (United States)

Lisa Hu Chen (United States)

lisahuchen Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

No... what? Ha!!!

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#36

Alice Chapman (UK)

Alice Chapman (UK)

alicechapmanphotography Report

Autumn Fhoxe
Community Member
1 month ago

the calm for a millisecond before the rush of wind in your face. also, this kid has both his feet on the board! does this pic represent hesitation and beginning?

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#37

Simona Dietiker (Switzerland)

Simona Dietiker (Switzerland)

momolandphoto Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

I know a chocolate coma when I see one.

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#38

Katrin Küllenberg (Germany)

Katrin Küllenberg (Germany)

katrinkuellenberg-familienfotografie Report

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Water restores the child in everyone.

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#39

Linda Bouritius-Colenbrander (Netherlands)

Linda Bouritius-Colenbrander (Netherlands)

lindabouritius Report

Carole Deem
Community Member
1 month ago

Audience seems unimpressed

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#40

Liesbeth Parlevliet (Netherlands)

Liesbeth Parlevliet (Netherlands)

rawfamiliefotografie Report

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

'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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