Photo by Carl Kiilsgaard, a student at Western Kentucky University. From a series of images document the life of a struggling family in rural eastern Kentucky. Tammie and the children spend many nights sleeping on the couch. The children share a room in the trailer where they live but prefer the comfort of being able to sleep next to their mother.
Kiilsgaard won the 2009 Canon Student Award, a $2,000 cash prize awarded as part of the PDN Photo Annual.
Editors’ note: All this week on the PDN Photo of the Day blog, we’re highlighting winners of the PDN Photo Annual. To see more, please view our online winners gallery.