Johan Bävman
Book event in Bergen

Book event in Bergen

If you are in the Bergen area on Thursday: Moment will be presenting the “17. Mai Bergen” book at Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek in Amalies Hage from 8pm. Frode Grytten will be reading, and we are showing pictures and telling about the project. Admission is free. Address: Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen, Norway. Welcome! 
New book by Moment

New book by Moment

We are thrilled to have received the first copies of our new book “17. mai Bergen”. This is Moment´s second book in 13 months. Text by Frode Grytten, design by Rune Døli. photo by knut egil wang/Moment/institute In 2014 the Norwegian Constitution turned 200 years. It is the oldest European constitution still in use, and...
Johan Bävman ongoing project Swedish dads are up for view at Institute

Johan Bävman ongoing project Swedish dads are up for view at Institute

No other country provides such generous terms of parental leave as Sweden. The current system allows parents to stay at home with their child during 480 days in total – while receiving an allowance from the State. Out of these 480 days, sixty must be taken by the father or else are lost. Legislation is...
Moment exhibit at the Photofair in Stockholm

Moment exhibit at the Photofair in Stockholm

Moment proudly welcome you to visit our common exhibition at the Photofair in Stockholm this weekend, 21-23 November. We show a large selection of our photographer’s work. Take the chance to listen to some of our photographers at stage 3 every day throughout the fair:  Friday, November 21, 12:45 to 13:30, lecture with Martin von Krogh...
Urban Vikings in National Geographic

Urban Vikings in National Geographic

Johan Bävman´s Urban Vikings appear in a recently published story in National Geographic. Just after the romantic Midsummer eve holiday, hundreds of Vikings are gathered in Höllviken, Sweden. Near the affluent residential area in Höllviken, a small but dedicated group of urban vikings are moving in to the viking village, Foteviken. Germans, americans, australians –...
Come and find our photographs in Landskrona

Come and find our photographs in Landskrona

If you happen to be at Landskrona Photo Festival this weekend: get a treasure map and go find our Scandinavian Moments photographs at different locations in town. Participating photographers: Elin Berge, Chris Maluszynski, Knut Egil Wang, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh, Oddleiv Apneseth, Åsa Sjöström, Pieter ten Hoopen and Eivind H. Natvig. On friday night...
Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Moment’s group project “Scandinavian Moments” will be shown at the Landskrona Photo Festival opening August 22. Large format prints, printed on metal and framed in oak to withstand weather, will be exhibited outdoors throughout the city. Different and quirky locations have been chosen for each image, and visitors will be provided with a “treasure map”...
Assignment for UNHCR International

Assignment for UNHCR International

This winter I had the opportunity to take part in a great story. It was about the young Syrian boy called Mahmoud, who were displaced from his homeland because of the civil war. Finally, he and his family got the opportunity to a better life. After nearly two years on the run, living in Egypt...
The poor and the rich

The poor and the rich

Four Moment photographers, Elin Berge, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh and Åsa Sjöström, are represented in the upcoming exhibition “The poor and the rich” at Virserum Art gallery in Sweden  The Art gallery want to to explore the Swedish society for the upcoming Swedish elections. At the same time they want to take the temperature of the Swedish documentary...
Workshop with Johan Bävman

Workshop with Johan Bävman

January 24nd Johan Bävman held a workshop in Stockholm. 65 young environmental journalists from 10 different countries participated in order to become better photojournalists in the future. The assignment came from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Work from the participants can be seen in an exhibition, Sunday, January 26nd at Rica Hotel in Stockholm.
The difficulty to be a Muzungu

The difficulty to be a Muzungu

Having just returned from a reportage trip to Uganda, I think about how I once again have encountered the challenge I have faced during several visits to Africa. It can be very difficult to be a fly on the wall, no matter how much I try to be a part of everyday life in the...
With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends

Normally, I work as a documentary photographer, but sometimes I have to make divergent assignments. One of these assignments was yesterday’s studio shootin´ where I was supposed to take pictures of this year’s upcoming Lucia. In Sweden we have many traditions. One of all is when we celebrate Saint Lucia with a Lucia-procession. In the Nordic countries...
Eivind H. Natvig to speak at Oslo launch of nordic now!

Eivind H. Natvig to speak at Oslo launch of nordic now!

nordic now! zooms in on five tendencies governing the production of photography in the Nordic countries today: private and autobiographical photography; hybrids between photography and other media; the return to analogue techniques; dream-like scenarios that merge reality and fantasy, as well as looking at the immense changes that the genre of documentary is undergoing, with its...
Bävman and the yellow book

Bävman and the yellow book

Finally here, The yellow book. An exciting assignment is finished and printed. The yellow book is about the incubator Minc in Malmö, its activities and influence in the region. All the pictures in the book are taken by Johan Bävman. You can see a preview of the book on Vimeo. Pictures from “Minc the book”....
New story: Thomas Quick

New story: Thomas Quick

Thomas Quick (born Sture Ragnar Bergwall) is a convicted Swedish criminal who has previously confessed to more than 30 murders, although he has only eight convictions, five of which have been overturned. The credibility of Quick’s confessions have been widely debated in the Swedish media. Critics of these confessions, and the trials, claim that Quick...
Exhibition at Malmö Central

Exhibition at Malmö Central

Johan Bävman is part of an exhibition at Malmö Central with his series «Favourite haunts». The project is a collaboration with Faktum, a magazine for homeless people. Bävman exhibits a series of portraits capturing homeless people in Malmö in places where they feel safe and happy.
Johan Bävman for Stern Magazine

Johan Bävman for Stern Magazine

When I shaked Sture Bergwall´s hand (known as Thomas Quick – the serial killer), I was very nervous. Not that he was frightening or intimidating the contrary, he was very polite and welcoming. But only because I have been reading terrible things about him in the media over the past 20 years. But it turned...
Johan Bävman for Sydsvenskan

Johan Bävman for Sydsvenskan

To witness such fates as I did in Albania,I did understand quickly that I live in a very good society in Scandinavia. One guy we where interviewing also saw that. A week after I got home I got a call from the same guy we where interviewing, he had made his way to Sweden to...
Motor culture

Motor culture

I often end up in documenting motor culture and animals. I'm not interested in any of the two subjects significantly. On my visit to the north I shot both "folkrace" and snow scooter driving on the water. Why ? I don't know…
The population of Scandinavia

The population of Scandinavia

Did you know that the population of Scandinavia is about twenty one inhabitants / km². In contrast to the Netherlands, where 361 / km² inhabitants share the country's area.
Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Most of his pictures was taking where he was raised, in the Norrbottens region the very north of Sweden. His pictures are now a very important factor in understanding how people lived during the northern swedish peasant society.
The other side

The other side

My first stop on the trip was Gällivare, was a bit tired after spending the night in sleeping accommodation with 5 others. While there I was welcomed with rain and cold wind from the mountains. I walked around in the community to get some impressions and inspiration. I was surprised there were so many people...
Home again

Home again

I've just packed up the gear and realize that I had with me many beautiful memories from my week trip in the North. Like when I learned to build a lumber cabin in the forest and tasted bear. Or the day when Anders would convince me that it´s possible to drive a snow scooter on the...

Norrland, I’m in love with you

It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting on the night train back to the south of Sweden. I leave Lappland with the sun on my back. The forest is disappearing outside the window and a greater view of the open landscape is visible. The houses are closer and the sun has gone down for the day. In...

Useful words

Lappland. Johan Bävman. June 2012. Useful words for anyone who wants to visit Lappland. The most common used word is the – Oooos ss Ooooo word. The sound you will get when you breathe in air with a shaped puttmun. OooosOoo word are translated to YES. If you’re going to Norrland you should strive to say as little...