From Hot Dad Social Accounts to Dad Dancing Skits

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 27, 2014
Moms may get more recognition, praise and representation in mainstream media, but that doesn't mean portrayals of fatherhood aren't necessary or important.

Refusing to be left out the equation, fathers have taken matters in their own hands, creating sensational art that describes the experience of being a father in their own terms. Take, for instance, beautiful photo series such as Timothy Archibald's 'Echolilia,' a portrait project that was borne out of a desire to better understand his autistic son.

When it comes to fatherhood portrayals in the media, it can either go sentimental or comedic. For example, Jimmy Fallon's 'Evolution of Dad Dancing' skit, which appeared on his late night program, pokes fun at dads with no rhythm.