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Konrad Hoffmeister, Berlin, 1958

Willi Ruge, a photojournalist who specialized in images of aircraft, took this photograph during a seven-minute parachute jump from an airplane over Berlin. Although his friends tried to dissuade him, Ruge risked his life to produce this vertiginous view, which was published in the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung.

Leni Riefenstahl. The Berlin Olympics, 1936.

Georgia Coleman: OLYMPIC GAMES: 1928 silver (platform), bronze (springboard); 1932 gold (springboard), silver (platform); first woman to do a 2½ somersault in competition; U.S. NATIONAL Diving Titles: 1929 through 1933 won all but one title. Georgia had been diving six months when she made the1928 Olympic team and placed both on springboard and Tower. Considered the first to combine the men's acrobatic strength with the women's grace and beauty. It all adds up to skill and Georgia had it.

leni riefenstahl | dive from the 10 metres tower from the film olympia 1936

lothar rübelt | olympic champion dorothy poynton-hill | summer games in berlin 1936

"Masquerade" de Saul Steinberg, photos par Inge Morath.

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