Obituary: Lennart Nilsson, ‘Life Before Birth’ Embryo Photographer, 94

January 30, 2017

Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson, known for his pioneering images of human fetuses, died Saturday, January 28. He was 94. Nilsson shot to fame in the 1960s when his photographs showing the growth of human embryos—which took him over 12 years to produce—were published in LIFE magazine in a photo essay titled “Drama of Life Before Birth” and in the book, A Child is...

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