LENI RIEFENSTAHL was born in Berlin in 1902. She studied painting and started her artistic career as a dancer. As a photographer, she soon gained the world’s elite after the war. Photo reportages about her stay with the Nuba were first published in the magazines Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, L’Europeo, Newsweek and The Sun. Mainly her illustrated books The Nuba and The Nuba of Kau earned her further honours and awards.