Author Archives: Gerd Ludwig

Erich Salomon Award Ceremony, Lectures, and Chernobyl Exhibition at Photokina

At this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Germany, Gerd Ludwig will be honored with the Dr. Erich-Salomon Award, the highest lifetime achievement award in photojournalism given in Germany by the DPGh (the Germany Photographic Society, see more info here). At the award ceremony, Peter-Matthias Gaede, the former editor of German GEO Magazine will give the laudatory speech about Gerd’s work. The award ceremony will take place in the Leica Hall, which will also be home to an exhibition of Gerd Ludwig’s The Long Shadow of Chernobyl 20-year retrospective.
Additionally, Gerd will participate in a panel discussion with the new editor of…

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Presentation at the Lumix Festival in Hanover

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover, Germany is the largest festival for emerging photojournalists in Germany. This year, Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over 25 years during a lecture presentation on Saturday, June 21st.
For more information please visit the Lumix Festival online….

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Presentation at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover, Germany is the largest festival for emerging photojournalists in Germany. This year, Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over 25 years during a lecture presentation on Saturday, June 21st.
For more information please visit the Lumix Festival online….

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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Photo Book Opening and Exhibition in Vienna

Gerd Ludwig’s 20-year retrospective photo book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, published by Edition Lammerhuber will be officially launched on May 13th at a press conference and book release event during the opening night for The Long Shadow of Chernobyl exhibition at the Natural History Museum Vienna. On May 14th, a panel discussion will also take place at the Natural History Museum Vienna. A preview of the book at Frick…, a renowned and historical book shop in Vienna will occur on May 12th.
Keep up to date with The Long Shadow of Chernobyl book release dates

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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Photo Book Opening and Exhibition in Vienna


Gerd Ludwig’s 20-year retrospective photo book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, will be officially launched in Vienna on May 12th during a presentation ceremony at the Vienna Natural History Museum. The following day on May 13th an exhibition of over 70 images will open with a panel discussion taking place on May 14th.
Keep up to date with The Long Shadow of Chernobyl book release dates here and at http://longshadowofchernobyl.com…

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“Winds of Change” Presentation at Annenberg Space for Photography


Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences capturing the colossal changes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union to today. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered him 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, Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.
The presentation will span his coverage from early work published in National Geographic to more recent stories in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. After first photographing the aftermath of

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