"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. The birth record notes that his place of birth was actually nearby Steninge.
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24G2-F1F : 2 October 2015), Lennart Lars Olof Nilsson, 1946; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).