Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman

Swedish Dads

I’ve always been amazed when hearing stories about Sweden and the health care system that requires all dads to take time off (just like mom) after having a baby. According to the official site of Sweden, parents are entitled to “480 days of paid parental leave, in which 90 days are reserved for fathers.”

In the book, Swedish Dads, photographer Johan Bävman personally captures the special moments shared between Swedish fathers and their kids.  This precious time helps fathers understand family life and take on a more active role with their children.  Each Bävman photograph has a caption stating the name of each dad,  their age, occupation and how long they are on paternity leave.

There is no denying that both mothers and fathers are very important, but if the fathers were to be replaced by the mothers in these photographs would the images be considered as just being mediocre ? I certainly hope not!

Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Loui Kuhlau, 28, Artist. On leave for one year with his son Elling.
Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Ola Larsson, 41, Buyer. On leave for 8 months with his son Gustav.
Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Loui Kuhlau, 28, Artist. On leave for one year with his son Elling.
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Sacha af Wetterstedt, 33, Medical Physicist. Shared parental leave for Julian and Noor equally with his wife.
Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Juan Cardenal, 34, Industrial Design Student. Was on parental leave for nine months each with his son Ivo and his daughter Alma.
Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Peter Herkel, 33, Journalist. On leave for twelve months with his daughter Mira.
Swedish Dads Photographer Johan Bävman
Jonas Feldt, 31, Job Centre Administrator. Was on parental leave for nine months each with his daughters Siri and Lovis.

 

Visit Bävaman’s site for more beautiful images of Dads and their children.

Main image: Urban Nordh, 32. Civil Engineer. On leave for 10 months with his son Holger.

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