Author Archives: Gerd Ludwig

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Named the POYi Photo Book of the Year

Gerd Ludwig’s trilingual photo book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, published by Edition Lammerhuber, was just named Photo Book of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. POYi’s mission is to honor and promote the work of documentary photographers, magazine, newspaper, and freelance photojournalists. POYi’s worldwide competition sets the gold standard for excellence in documentary photography, photojournalism, visual editing, and online multimedia. Each year, more than 48,000 entered works are submitted to the contest by photojournalists from over 70 nations, who…

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The Photo Society’s Instagram Reaches 1 Million Followers

After shooting for National Geographic for over 25 years, it was a given that Gerd Ludwig became one of the first members of The Photo Society (TPS), a collective of contributing National Geographic photographers. TPS has enjoyed tremendous success on their Instagram account, recently reaching the milestone of 1 million followers. To celebrate, this month’s Instagram contest is bigger than ever. It will be judged by John Stanmeyer, and the winner will receive a gift card to Adorama and their image posted on the TPS feed. For more information, follow @thephotosociety on Instagram for the rules and entry instructions.

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Lecture at the Calgary Exposure Festival

Gerd Ludwig will present his lecture “Winds of Change” during the Exposure Festival in Calgary on February 26. Gerd will share images from his life in photography, concentrating on his experiences capturing the colossal changes following the dissolution of the Soviet Union to this very day. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered his distinction as the world’s foremost color photographer documenting the region. From the broken empire’s legacy of environmental exploitation, to the warp-speed economic transformation of Russia, Gerd Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.…

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The Photo Society Launches the Image Review

The Photo Society’s Image Review, an online portfolio review platform with National Geographic photographers, was recently launched with much acclaim. The Image Review is a unique opportunity for advanced amateur and professional photographers to get constructive feedback from top National Geographic pros via state-of-the-art video conferencing technology, eliminating issues of travel cost & time to get your work reviewed. Review sessions are now available, including some upcoming spots with Gerd Ludwig. For information and schedule: http://thephotosociety.org/ir-photographers/gerd-ludwig/

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The Art of Storytelling – Documentary Photography Workshop in Los Angeles

  The Art of Storytelling A 4 1/2 day Documentary Photography Workshop with Gerd Ludwig In Los Angeles, October 23-27, 2014 $975 This 4 1/2 day workshop by National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for photographers and serious amateurs who want to take their photography to the next level. It concentrates on the aesthetic, technical, and logistical aspects of photographing with personal vision and balanced objectivity. It is designed to help photographers develop a personal eye, and to leave feeling inspired. HOW IT WORKS: Each participant should photograph a subject idea with the goal of producing a set of images…

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The Art of Storytelling – Documentary Photography Workshop in Los Angeles

  The Art of Storytelling A 4 1/2 day Documentary Photography Workshop with Gerd Ludwig In Los Angeles, October 23-27, 2014 $975 This 4 1/2 day workshop by National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for photographers and serious amateurs who want to take their photography to the next level. It concentrates on the aesthetic, technical, and logistical aspects of photographing with personal vision and balanced objectivity. It is designed to help photographers develop a personal eye, and to leave feeling inspired. HOW IT WORKS: Each participant should photograph a subject idea with the goal of producing a set of images…

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