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Photobook Swedish Dads

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Size : 170x226 mm

Pages: 80 sidor

Inlay : Arctic Volume White 150g

Cover : Hardcover, Geltex 111 LS

Papper Pre: Turquoise green

Clot cover : Fancy Linen Lined, dark gray

Impress: Metallic copper 

Bookbinding : Wired Hardcover

Text: English

Translation: Nichola Smalley

Design: Nils Jarlsbo & Karin Nilsson, www.nochn.se

Photo processing: JK Morris Production, Värnamo

Self publishing / Second Edition

Printed in Livonia Print 

ISBN: 978-91-637-9574-9

Swedish Dads,

Sweden has one of the most generous parental leave systems in the world. The current system enables parents to stay at home with their child for a total of 480 days, while receiving an allowance from the state. Ninty of these days are allotted to each parent.
The purpose of this allocation is to promote gender equality. In order to encourage men and women to share their parental leave more equally, a so-called ‘equality bonus’ has also been introduced. The more days divided equally between parents, the higher the bonus.
The photobook Swedish Dads is based on 45 portraits of dads in their daily lives and interviews with them. The dads belong to that small percentage who choose to stay at home with their child for at least six months. With this project, Johan Bävman want to find out why these men have chosen to stay at home. What has it done for them, how have their relationships with their partner and their child changed, and what expectations did they have before taking parental leave?
Johan Bävman want this book to reach beyond the borders of Sweden, to places where the Swedish model is far from a reality.
Through seeing, reading about, and putting themselves in the shoes
of fathers who share their thoughts and experiences of parental leave, he hope more men will reconsider what it means to be a father – and a partner. Johan Bävman believe that it’s an important
step on the way towards a more equal society.
There are two aims to this project.The first is to describe the background to Sweden’s unique parental allowance. The second is to inspire other fathers – in Sweden, and further afield – to consider the positive benefits of such a system.

Photobook and photographic prints by photographer Johan Bävman. Shipping world wide.  

Johan Bävman combines his own long-term projects with freelance assignments from different clients worldwide. He has previously published the photobook Albino – In the shadow of the sun [2009]. The project Swedish Dads has had a tremendous impact and has been published/shared widely all over the world.

Between the years 2008 and 2011, Johan Bävman worked as a staff photographer at Sydsvenskan, one of the largest newspapers in Sweden. He graduated from Nordens Fotoskola, Stockholm 2007. He was previously a member of Moment Agency [2007–2015].

Johan Bävman has won several awards, including the World Press Photo,POY, Sony Award, NPPA, UNICEF Photo Award and Picture of the Year in Sweden.

Freelance photographer Johan Bävman,
b.1982, based in Malmö, Sweden.
johan (a) bavman.se
+46 (0) 708 962 639