Politics aside I have always liked Leni Riefenstahl work.
She was a good photographer, and a brilliant movie maker.
I rememeber seing her movies about the 1936 Olympiad in my early 20s and was extremely impressed. I can even see today's SuperBowl or WorldCup final and think of her.
IIRC she was commisioned to portrait the athletes for the olympiad as close to "modern day" greek images as she could, thus making them pose with little clothing and creating sport photography by itself.

The portrait of Jessee Owens is just brilliant, all the determination in those eyes is awesome!
More Olympia photos here:
http://www.leni-riefenstahl.de/eng/photo.html


Quote Originally Posted by John Bragg
I know she had a controversial life, but this is one of the best sporting portraits ever in my eyes. Anyone else ?

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...D%26ie%3DUTF-8

Regards, John.