Africa, Hardback Book


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.

It includes an interview by Kevin Brownlow, and an extensive bibliography and biography section.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, chiefly Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. map, ports. (some col.)
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9783836523172

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