30 May 2008

Lennart Nilsson: Somewhere in Stockholm - opening tomorrow

Riksbanken 1955 ©Lennart Nilsson.

Lennart Nilsson, born 1922 is widely known for his medical photography. In association with researchers and with specially designed equipment, he has documented the inside of man down to the level of a cell. Find out more on lennart.nilsson.com

However, the exhibition opening tomorrow in Kulturhuset is covering Lennart Nilsson´s work as a photojournalist in Stockholm during the 1940-1950's. It´s a remarkable exhibition depicting everyday life in Stockholm of that time. The picture above is from The Riksbank of Sweden where the officials are seen practising how to shoot with a pistol ( and the woman keeps on working, without even bothering to look at them)

It´s a great exhibition. I urge all of you who love the art of photography to go and see this exhibition opening tomorrow in Kulturhuset. The book "Någonstans in Stockholm" will also be released then. You will find it on Max Ströms förlag.

I had the great honour to interview this legendary photographer today, an interview that will be published later this summer on The F Blog. The exhibition is on until 7 September. Stay tuned.
/Ulf Fågelhammar


Rhonda said...

Wish I could be there but since I can't I'm looking forward to your interview!

Per-Arne said...

Så absurt det kan bli...! Med tiden och just det sammanhanget som är deras, men i bild tydligt ändå nu för oss som tittar. Lite skjut inte på chefen nej träna på tavlan här. Riksbanken oj oj Var det innan de ville höja styr-räntan trots importerad inflation.

Very good in that documentary way and the feeling and humour visible.

beatriz said...

great image...i would like to be there...will look for more of his work. thanks for posting this!

Mikael said...

Looking forward for that interview!