Lennart Nilsson

Lars Olov Lennart Nilsson (1922 - 2017)

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Lars Olov Lennart (Lennart) Nilsson
Born in Steninge, Stockholm, Sverigemap
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Died in Stockholm, Swedenmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 13 Nov 2018
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"I'm a photojournalist. Whether I'm working with books, movies or magazines I always want to tell a story. " Lennart Nilsson, one of Sweden's most esteemed photographers, gained worldwide acclaim with the photo documentary "Drama of Life Before Birth" in 1965.

Lars Olof Lennart Nilsson was born on Aug. 24, 1922, to the former Karin Linden and Nils Georg Nilsson, a railway worker and photographer, in Strängnäs, Sweden, just west of Stockholm.[1] The birth record notes that his place of birth was actually nearby Steninge.[2]

He is buried in Stockholm at Northern cemetery[3]


1954 Sweden in Profile
1959 Ants
1959 Life in the Oceans
1965 A Child is Born
1966 A Child is Born: The Drama of Life Before Birth
1967 The Everyday Miracle: A Child is Born
1987 The Body Victorious
1974 Behold Man: A Photographic Journey of Discovery Inside the Body
1975 How Was I Born
1977 Atlas of Airborne Pollen Grains and Spores in Northern Europe
1984 Close to Nature: An Exploration of Nature's Microcosm
1984 Nature Magnified: Over 120 Extraordinary Photographs by One of the World's Greatest Photographers

Awards and Honors

1965 National Press Photographers Association, Picture of the Year
1965 The American Society of Magazine Photographers' Photographer of the Year Award for the series "Drama of Life Before Birth."
1967 Scandinavia's photographer
1968 American Heart Association's Grand Prize for the story of a heart attack in Life Magazine
1972 Royal Institute of Technology of Great Price
1976 Natural and Cultural Kultur
1976 honorary doctorate at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm
1980 Hasselblad Award
1982 The Emmy Award (nationally) for the Lord of life
1983 The Emmy Award (international) for the Lord of life
1987 1986 years of Rosen Price
1989 Royal Academy. Engineering Sciences IVA's Great Gold Meda
1990 Word Press Photo first prize in the category Scientific image
1991 Leica Medal of Excellence, Photographer des Jahres
1992 ICP International Center of Photography, The Infinity Awards, Master of Photography
1993 German photographer Cultural Society
1994 The Royal Photografic Society of Great Britain, The Progress Medal
1996 The Emmy Award for Life's Miracles
1996 Royal Society of Pro Patria's Great Medal in Gold
1997 World Press Photo first prize in the category Scientific image
2002 Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany
2002 Royal Academy. Engineering Sciences IVA and the Foundation for Science Information SVI, Scientific Media Prize for Medicine's Miracle
2002 Swedish Government Illis Antiquorum, size 12
2003 Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Linköping
2004 National Encyclopedia (NE), Knowledge Award
2007 Environmental Protection Agency of the Year, nature photographer
2009 Professor's name, the Swedish Government
2012 Karolinska Institutet Gold Medal in the denomination gold

Photographs Online


  1. The New York Times obituary
  2. Strängnäs stadsförsamlings kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/ULA/11471/C/9 (1895-1928), bildid: 00159117_00228 [1]
  3. Svenska Gravar
    Nilsson, Lars Olof Lennart
    Född: 1922-08-24 Avliden: 2017-01-28 Gravsatt: 2017-06-19
    Norra begravningsplatsen Kvarter: 16A1 Gravplats: 00261A
    Hemort: Stockholm
    Gravplatsnummer: 2216A1 00261A
    Gravrättstid: 2017-04-04 - 2042-06-19

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