Leni Riefenstahl's remarkable Africa œuvre

Limited edition of 2,500 copies

"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

As Leni Riefenstahl turns 100, TASCHEN celebrates with a tribute to her remarkable Africa œuvre. When she was in her early sixties, Riefenstahl began voyaging 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 tribes people, 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.

  • XXL-Format: 34.5 x 50 cm (13.4 x 19.7 in.)
  • Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, each numbered and signed by Leni Riefenstahl
  • Interview by Kevin Brownlow
  • Extensive bibliography and biography section
  • All color illustrations are color-separated and reproduced in Aniva, the finest reproduction technique available today, which provides unequalled intensity and color range. The duotone illustrations are made with Novatone, a special treatment for black and white images that produces exquisite tonal range and density.
The editor:
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.
Leni Riefenstahl. Africa (Collector's Edition)

Leni Riefenstahl. Africa

Angelika Taschen
Hardcover in box, 13.6 x 19.7 in., 564 pages
$ 4,500
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“A big‚ black Mercedez-Benz of a book…Ideology aside‚ the pictures are hard to resist‚ combining all the voyeuristic pleasures of National Geographic-style anthropology with an unequivocal appreciation of the innate grace and symmetry of the human form.”
— V Magazine, Los Angeles, United States
  • See also
Leni Riefenstahl. Africa (Jumbo, TASCHEN 25 Edition)
Leni Riefenstahl. Africa
Hardcover, 9.3 x 13.5 in., 400 pages
$ 39.99

Life with the Nuba. Leni Riefenstahl's remarkable Africa oeuvre