Minas Gerais Family Photography Award

A young girl smells some flowers as her mom lights a candle on her birthday cake | Brazil birthday photography

This FPJA award-winning image was created by documentary family photographer, Sheila Maria Cupertino Gomes of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Sheila Maria Cupertino Gomes, a documentary family photographer of Minas Gerais, Brazil, was presented with a Pro Award for top family photojournalism by the FPJA contest judges.

The best family photographers in the world enter their favorite images to the Family Photojournalist Association's contests. Their photographs are evaluated and selected by some of the most recognized picture editors and working photojournalists in the news industry.