Photographer Documents Stay-At-Home Dads And Their Kids In Sweden

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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.

More info: Johan Bävman (h/t: photogrist, ufunk)

Johan Ekengård, 38, product developer at Sandvik
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“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
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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
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The current system of Sweden allows parents to stay at home with their child during 480 days.

Göran Sevelin, 27, student
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Andreas Bergström, 39, senior probation officer
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Juan Cardenal, 34, industrial-design student
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Loui Kuhlau, 28, artist
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Marcus Pranter, 29, wine salesman
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Martin Gagner, 35, administrator at Malmö University
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Michael Winblad, 35, self-employed
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Ola Larsson, 41, purchaser
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Samad Kohigoltapeh, 32, construction engineer
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Tjeerd van Waijenburg, 34, product developer at Ikea
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Urban North, 32, infrastructure consultant
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