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Johan Bävman February 12, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Sweden.
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Summer Camp, Sweden 2005

Johan Bävman (b. 1982, Sweden) grew up  in the southern part of Sweden and is now based in Malmö where he works for the daily newspaper Sydsvenskan. He also works on long term projects when time allows. Johan recently won The Unicef Picture of the Year Award for his story about Albinos in Ghana, Africa.  He received a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the Nordic school of photojournalism in Stockholm. Johan has received awards from World press Photo, Swedish photo of the Year, POYI and the Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism coming up in Hanover this June. He is a new member of the Moment photography agency.

About the Photograph:

“This picture was part of an assignment at the Nordic school of Photography. It was about summer camps for city children. I was there for two days and wanted to remember my own childhood and also understand how it feels when you are away from your family for a couple of weeks. The summer camps are intended to relieve pressure from hard working parents in the summer time. A time for them to have a vacation away from their children. The children who attend camp are often from the concrete suburbs and are not used to being out in nature. For a  couple of weeks each summer they find new friends and get to learn about themselves. Some children look back at this time as the best summer of their lives.”

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