Johan Bävman, Freelance photographer

Johan Bävman (b. 1982) 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.

Photographer Johan Bävman
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+46 (0) 708 962 639
Based in Malmö, Sweden

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2015–ongoing Freelance
2007–2015 Moment Agency/INSTITUTE
Freelance photographer and member of Moment Agency. Since 2014 the INSTITUTE are representive Moment Agency world wide. Clients : International Herald Tribune, GEO, Aftonbladet, Sydsvenskan etc.
2008–2012 Sydsvenska Dagbladet
Employed editorial press photographer for the daily newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet.

Photo books
Swedish Dads
Self-Publishing, 2015
Albino – In the shadow of the sun
Self-Publishing, 2009

Scandinavian Moments 
Moment Agency, 2014
Sydsvenskan photographer, 2011
Berätta inte för någon
Kartago publishing house, 2006

TT Stora Fotopris
Sweden, 2015
First prize for the story Swedish Dads.
USA, 2015
First prize for the story Swedish Dads.
SONY Award
Worldwide, 2015
Second prize for the Swedish Dads story.
UNICEF photo award
Worldwide, 2009
First prize. Are awarded by an independent jury under the chairmanship of Klaus Honnef, Professor of Photography. “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” has been presented in Germany since 2000.
World Press Photo
Worldwide, 2009

Second prize Contemporary issue, Albinos in Tanzania.
POY, Pictures of the Year
USA, 2009

Awards of exellence, Issue Reporting Picture Story
Årets bild/Pictures of the year
Sweden, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
2015 First prize
in the category Best portrait series
2011 Second prize
in the category Best Swedish everyday life
2010 Second prize
in the category Best Swedish reportage
2009 First prize
in the category Best external reportage
The FreeLens Award
Hannover/Germany 2008 and 2010

Exhibition under the ungoing photofestival in Hannover.
The Joop Swart Masterclass
Amsterdam 2008

1 of 100 photographers to be nominated to the World Press Photos ”The Joop Swart Masterclass.

Solo exhibitions
Swedish Dads
Gallery Arbetet, Norrköping 2016
Swedish Dads
Malmö Museer, Malmö 2016
Albino – In the shadow of the sun
Landskrona Museum, 2011
Albino – In the shadow of the sun
Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm 2009
Albino – In the shadow of the sun
Gallery Format, Malmö 2009
Albino – In the shadow of the sun
Gallery Arbetet, Norrköping 2010
Jag mötte dig
Gallery Östra Toarp, Skåne 2006

Group exhibitions
Nordox Festival
Beijing, China, 2011
Photo/Film festival
Sardinia, Italy, 2011
Don’t tell it to anyone/ Berätta inte för någon
Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm 2006
Gathering exhibitions by 20 photographers from Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö.
Örja 19
Landskrona museum, 2005
The exhibition consists of over sixty pictures and is a photo documentation of the residential area Örja 19 in the town of Landskrona. In cooperation with the photograher Henrik Rosenqvist.

2004–2007 Nordic School of Photography
Teachers, Anna Clarén and Mikkel Örstedholm.
Biskops-Arnö, Stockholm, Sweden.
2003–2004 Östra Grevie Folkhögskola
One-year photo education at the Östra Grevie Residential College for adult education. With teacher Günter Raül. Malmö, Sweden.
1998–2001 Sydskånska gymnasieförbundet
High school education with alignment in media, photo and video. Ystad, Sweden.