Single Dad by Harry Borden
Intimate portraits of single-parent fathers alongside stories of love, loss and the healing power of family.
The image of the single dad is often distorted by out-of-date notions of masculinity – the strong and resilient father, the working father, the emotionally distant dad. In this book, esteemed portrait photographer Harry Borden, himself a separated father with four children, reveals the tenderness and vulnerabilities of 48 single dads. Each has suffered a loss of some kind and has struggled to adjust to being the main carer, but through their heartache and with the help of their children they have found a renewed sense of purpose. The result is a much- needed celebration of the innate ability in all fathers to nurture and love, and a contribution to the ongoing debate about what it is to be a man in the modern world.
‘A beautiful book, filled with humanity and compassion – and proof of the deep love that fathers have for their children.’ Alain de Botton
Harry Borden is one of the UK’s finest portrait photographers whose work has been in The New Yorker,Vogue and TIME.