Portland, Oregon – 01/29/2021 – In a year of monumental changes around the world, photographers in 2020 filled a vital role in creating a visual record of the times. Portland birth photographer Natalie Broders is one of many photographers who have focused their lens on the integral value of family. Their significant work on the subject has been recognized by the leading international photography competition and the only live juried competition of its genre, The Documentary Family Awards (DFA). Exploring universal themes of home and community, relationship, humor and tragedy, the images awarded by the DFA reflect the complexity of daily family life. Natalie’s work has been selected from thousands of entries and over 70 countries to join a collection of award-winning photos that represent the best documentary family photography from around the globe.
The DFA’s two 2020 Call For Entries included 11 categories with themes ranging from relevant social issues to portraits, photo series to birth photography. Awarded in the “Birth” category, Natalie’s work has been showcased by the DFA in an online gallery featuring all award-winning photographs from the eight rounds of the competition since its inception.
“I feel so honored to have won an award in the birth photography category. Thank you to the family for allowing me to enter this image, and thank you to the judges for validating my art.” said Natalie about being celebrated for their work.
One of the only photo competitions in the world to offer transparent live-streamed judging, the DFA concludes each round of awards with a two-day online critique-based event led by a panel of top documentary photographers and photojournalists. Natalie’s work was viewed and discussed alongside contending finalist submissions and chosen as one of the most outstanding examples of documentary family photography in 2020. With the aim of the DFA to “Educate, Elevate, and Celebrate,” the live-judging serves to provide educational feedback about the photographs submitted and inspire photographers to elevate the genre of documentary family photography.
Natalie’s work can be viewed in a gallery of 2020’s awarded images at documentaryfamilyawards.com/awards/. Information about the DFA’s most recent judges can be found at documentaryfamilyawards.com/judges/. The entire archive of live-streamed judging can be watched at vimeo.com/documentaryfamilyawards.
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Portland Birth Photographer, Filmmaker, Doula
Natalie Broders is an award winning birth photographer, birth filmmaker and birth doula located in Portland, Oregon. She lives on a farm with her husband and 2 kids where they raise goats, chickens, and love to garden. Both of her kids were born with midwives, one at a birth center and one at home. To learn more about her work, or to schedule a call, visit nataliebroders.com.
Natalie Broders is a birth photographer, birth filmmaker and birth doula located in Portland, Oregon. She lives on a farm with her husband and 2 kids. They raise chickens and love to garden. Natalie loves babywearing, cloth diapering and is passionate about her work as an advocate for birthing people. She had one of her babies at a birth center and her second baby was born at home, in water.