Leni Riefenstahl is a German film director and photographer. Born in 1902 with a background in dance and acting, Riefenstahl quickly became one of the most known female directors. In 1956, the director and photographer visited Africa, where she began to photograph and live with the Nuba tribes. She was the first foreigner to receive a Sudanese passport as they granted her citizenship for her work with the country.
Riefenstahl went on to photograph the Olympics and marine life. Despite all the infamy that surrounds Riefenstahl, her work as a director, editor, producer, and photographer have been attributed as significant, especially as a woman in film and photography.
Images courtesy of Leni Riefenstahl