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Lennart Nilsson : The Beginning


On 30 April 1965, Life Magazine put a photograph on its cover that was about to make history: The image by Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson (1922–2017), entitled Foetus 18 Weeks, caused a sensation. What until then had only been seen by merely a handful of scientists and physicians now became visible in full colour and crystal clear detail to the general public: life before birth. The total print run of the magazine, 8 Million copies, was sold out within a few days, the issue became the fastest-selling copy in Life’s history, outnumbering even the moon landing and the Kennedy assassination....

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