My Dad’s My Mate

Hello Mr. Magazine - - BELONG TO SOMETHING - By Benny Capp

Re­cent sur­veys in­di­cate that only three out of ten Aus­tralian men are close to their fa­thers. This statistic has been linked to de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, and other forms of men­tal ill­ness among Aus­tralian men.

is an on­go­ing se­ries of por­traits and sto­ries by Mel­bourne pho­tog­ra­pher Benny Capp. The se­ries de­picts fa­thers and sons cel­e­brat­ing their re­la­tion­ship which aims to shed pos­i­tive light on the fa­ther–son re­la­tion­ship and over­come any stigma at­tached to words like “love you, Dad” and “love you, Son”.

Benny aims to raise aware­ness of de­pres­sion and re­lated ill­ness by cap­tur­ing and shar­ing the ex­pe­ri­ences and in­sights of Aus­tralian men and their fa­thers.­dadsmy­


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