Oldest underwater cinematographer
Last updated: November 30, 2017 at 4:04 am
Leni Riefenstahl, Germany (1902-2003); Riefenstahl became a diver at the age of 71. She released her first underwater documentary Impressionen unter Wasser (Underwater Impressions) on her 100th birthday in 2002.
Although Leni Riefenstahl was not a member of the Nazi Party, nor was she ever convicted for her association with the Nazi regime, she was nonetheless declared a Nazi sympathizer (Mitläufer) and thus remained a controversial person until her death in 2003. The present post is thus only meant to acknowledge the record-setting latter part of her artistic and diving careers.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.