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Leni Reifenstahl: Africa (25)

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Life with the Nuba: Leni Riefenstahl's remarkable Africa oeuvre
 
"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

The first female film director to attract international acclaim, Leni Riefenstahl began frequent trips to Africa in her early sixties, where she worked on various film and photography projects. Her favorite destination was Sudan, where she immersed herself in the Nuba tribe, learning their customs and their language.

As warm and welcoming people, the Nuba offered Riefenstahl some escape from her past as a protege of the Third Reich. She would later recall her experiences in Africa as the happiest moments in her life. This book gathers Riefenstahl's images of the Nuba, as well as of the Dinka, Shilluk, and Masai tribes into a deeply evocative publication, capturing not only the beauty, expression and age-old customs of the tribes, but also Riefentahl's profound respect and love for these people and their land.

The book includes an interview with Riefenstahl by Kevin Brownlow about her working practice in Africa, and an extensive bibliography and biography section.
 
Text in English, French, and German

Synopsis:

When she was in her early 60s, Riefenstahl began traveling frequently to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography projects over the last half century. Her beautiful, skilled photographs represent a landmark in the extraordinary career of the 20th century's most unforgettable artistic pioneer.

Synopsis:

"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

About the Author

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836523172
Author:
Riefenstahl, Leni
Publisher:
Taschen
Editor:
Taschen, Angelika
Author:
Taschen
Author:
Taschen, Angelika
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism
Subject:
Photography-Photoessays & Documentaries
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20101015
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
13.50 x 9.60 in 6.80 lb

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Product details 320 pages Taschen - English 9783836523172 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When she was in her early 60s, Riefenstahl began traveling frequently to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography projects over the last half century. Her beautiful, skilled photographs represent a landmark in the extraordinary career of the 20th century's most unforgettable artistic pioneer.
"Synopsis" by ,

"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

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