Leni Riefenstahl's remarkable Africa oeuvre (TASCHEN's
25th anniversary - Special edition)
"If Leni Riefenstahl had done nothing but visit Africa and bring
back her photographs, her place in history would be secure."
-Kevin Brownlow, from the introduction
When she was in her early sixties, Leni Riefenstahl began traveling frequently
to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography
projects over the last half century. Her favorite destination was in Sudan,
where she lived with and photographed the Nuba tribespeople, learning
their language and becoming their friend. The Nuba were a loving and peaceful
people who welcomed Riefenstahl as one of their own. Her images of the
Nuba, as well as of the Dinka, Shilluk, Masai, and other tribes, are gathered
in this monumental book. Riefenstahl remembers her experiences in Africa
as the happiest moments in her life. Her beautiful, skilled photographs
represent a landmark in the extraordinary career of the 20th century’s
most unforgettable artistic pioneer.
* Interview by Kevin Brownlow
* Extensive bibliography and biography section
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg,
gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has
published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography,
design, and contemporary art.
Лени Рифеншталь Кевину Броунлоу