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The Embassy of Sweden in Canberra is bringing the Swedish Dads photo exhibition to New Zealand in collaboration with Global Women NZ, Parents at Work and local partners. The Swedish Dads will be shown together with a collection of 13 photos of Kiwi Dads, showcasing the need for equal access to parental leave.
Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. Photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay home with their children, what the experience has given them, and how their relationship with both their partners and their children has changed as a result.
The exhibition has been travelling the world during the last years, it was shown in Sydney in 2017 and in Sydney-Melbourne in 2018 together with the Aussie Dads exhibition. The Swedish-Kiwi Dads exhibition in New Zealand will be one of the last stops of the Swedish Dads photo exhibition world-wide.
Swedish Dads is produced by the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra and will be shown together with the Kiwi Dads photo exhibition in partnership with Global Women NZ, Parents at Work and local partners.
Swedish Dads - Kiwi Dads will launch on 5 September 2019 at Westfield Newmarket in Auckland.