Photographer Documents Stay-At-Home Dads And Their Kids In Sweden
Johan Bävman is a talented Swedish photojournalist, who worked as a staff photographer at Sydsvenskan, one of the largest newspapers in Sweden. When Johan‘s son Viggo was born three years ago, he decided to take a deeper look at his country’s extremely generous parental leave policies.
Johan Ekengård, 38, product developer at Sandvik
“In order to promote a more equal sharing of parental leave between men and women, a so called ‘equality bonus’ has also been introduced. The more days that are shared between parents, the higher the bonus,” Bävman explaines.
Jonas Feldt, 31, job centre administrator
For his series “Swedish Dads”, Johan Bävman captured and interviewed 45 fathers he met through Sweden’s open daycares and special parent groups. He is looking for a total of 60 fathers to photograph, to symbolize the 60 days of parental leave they’re allowed in Sweden.
Ingemar Olsén, 37, IT consultant
The current system of Sweden allows parents to stay at home with their child during 480 days.
Göran Sevelin, 27, student
Andreas Bergström, 39, senior probation officer
Juan Cardenal, 34, industrial-design student
Loui Kuhlau, 28, artist
Marcus Pranter, 29, wine salesman
Martin Gagner, 35, administrator at Malmö University
Michael Winblad, 35, self-employed
Ola Larsson, 41, purchaser
Samad Kohigoltapeh, 32, construction engineer
Tjeerd van Waijenburg, 34, product developer at Ikea
Urban North, 32, infrastructure consultant