Human Being: A part of the Whole. Lennart Nilsson’s photography of the foetus.

Lennard NillsonPhotography of a human foetus by Lennart Nilsson.  Originally published in A child is born, UK edition, London: Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, 1967, pp. 86–7.

Albert Einstein once stated: “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space… our task must be to widen our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”   I cannot think of a better way to embody this wisdom, than by Nilsson’s ingenious images of the human embryos.


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