Lennart Nilsson stunned the world in 1965 with the first photographs of pre-natal life. Half a century ago the planet was so different; even though human ingenuity with the atom meant that we had to come to terms with the possibility of self-destruction, there was optimism that science could save us. Although the political landscape was clouded, we were hopeful that a new generation would cross the political barriers. We could recognize our common humanity, regardless of manmade boundaries. We were the inheritors of the ‘family of man’. Lennart’s pictures remind us we are born from a common process, we...
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