1936 Berlin Olympics: Leni Riefenstahl's graphic poster "Die Götter Des Stadions" • XI Olympiad in nazi Germany was 1st televised Olympics - who else could've pulled it off but Germans - efficient / organized / high tech etc. • off'l commissioned filmmaker Riefenstahl paid $7M! • her film "Olympia" invented many of the techniques now common in sports filming + photography! incl. graphic style layouts • film launched 1938: part1 "Festival of Nations" / part2 "Festival of Beauty"
Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl's Olimpia ( her masterpiece) poster
A Sports Curator at the Smithsonian Unpacks the Myths and Reality in the Film "Race"
Jesse Owens by Leni Riefenstahl, gelatin silver print, 1936
Adolf Hitler (1889–1945) Posing to a Recording of His Own Speeches, 1925: Hitler, leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), strikes a pose for photographer Heinrich Hoffmann whilst listening to a recording of his own speeches, 1925. After seeing the photographs, Hitler ordered Hoffmann to destroy the negatives, but he disobeyed.
The Horizons of Ger Dekkers
The work of Ger Dekkers (Dutch photographer, living and working in Giethoorn, the Netherlands) is characterized by landscape photographs carefully orchestrated in linear or grid sequences. The abstraction results from a conceptual approach in the representation of Dutch landscape. As accurately...