My Dad’s My Mate
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. www.mydadsmymate.com.au