Hanging on to Dad by Johan Bävman, part of his exhibition celebrating Swedish fathers caring for their babies and toddlers on paternity leave. Photo: Tommy Lindholm/Pacific Press/Alamy

Changing ideas of being a man: Swedish dads caring for babies celebrated in photo show now in US

  • Swedish men are entitled to some of the most generous paternity leave in the world. It helps them to bond with their baby, and women to overcome giving birth
  • Yet a photographer dad couldn’t find role models of fathers as primary carers. Masculinity still gets in the way, he says. His photos are a counter to that
Topic |   Parenting: newborns to toddlers

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Hanging on to Dad by Johan Bävman, part of his exhibition celebrating Swedish fathers caring for their babies and toddlers on paternity leave. Photo: Tommy Lindholm/Pacific Press/Alamy
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