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Africa [Hardcover]

By Leni Riefenstahl (Photographer)
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Leni Riefenstahl's favorite destination was in Sudan, where she lived with, and photographed the Nuba tribes people. Her images of the Nuba, as well as of the Dinka, Shilluk, Masai, and other tribes, are gathered in this book. It includes an interview by Kevin Brownlow, a bibliography, and a biography section.

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"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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Item Specifications...

Pages   560
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 12.25"
Weight:   9.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 17, 2006
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822847917  
ISBN13  9783822847916  

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Beautiful people in a beautiful book  Mar 15, 2006
When I first saw this book the first thing that came into my mind was that I need it badly. I was simply astonished by the amazing pictures Leni Riefenstahl composed. If someone wants to see the beginning of our civilization and feel it up, close and personal, then this book is a must. Other than having a picture about how man survives in harmony with Mother Nature, one can see how beautiful the human body is in itself.
Leni Riefenstahl's book Africa is simply a huge compilation, a massive photo journal; page after page after page of full sized photographs depicting both the people / their culture and the land of Africa. (Other than the photos, the book is quite spare of words, chapter titles, that's it.) Riefenstahl's work is very strong but not particularly arty or glossy. True to her filmmaker's voice however, every picture tells a story. (*An important side note, it's ALL photographs. There is very little text to critique.)

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves similar photography as what you would see in National Geographic or Angela Fisher's books such as Africa Adorned and African Cermonies.

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