Gerd Ludwig on Deutsche Welle

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl

As 2016 came to a close, Gerd Ludwig sat down with Deutsche Welle journalist Lena Nozizwe in his home in Los Angeles for an interview. They first discussed the origins of his connection to Russia and how he began photographing the fall of the Soviet Union and other stories for National Geographic Magazine. The interview […]

STUDIO MANAGER/ASSISTANT FOR GERD LUDWIG PHOTOGRAPHY

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Seeking highly motivated, tech savvy, multitasking, detail-oriented individual with impeccable writing skills to manage daily operations of Gerd Ludwig’s office/studio in LA. The job is freelance, 3 to 5 days a week and paid hourly, with general hours of 10-6 daily. Occasional night and weekend work is required. There is a training and trial period. […]

“Sleeping Cars” Book on Spiegel.de

Sleeping Cars

This month, Gerd Ludwig was interviewed by Christoph Stockburger of Der Spiegel Online about his new book “Sleeping Cars” published by Edition Lammerhuber. “Sleeping Cars” will be released in Europe next week and in the US at the beginning of January. Preorder your copy here. In the article, Gerd elaborates on the nuisances of his […]

Chernobyl Update – New Safe Confinement

More than 30 years after Chernobyl reactor #4 blew up, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date, the failed power plant is quickly disappearing from sight. A few days ago, workers began moving a new giant shield to cover reactor #4 along with the so-called sarcophagus, a hastily erected steel and concrete structure that […]

New Group Exhibition in Mexico City

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C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. This year, Mexico City has been selected to host their 6th bi-annual C40 Mayors Summit. In support of environmental sustainability, the Lucie Foundation is presenting a photographic exhibition on climate change. Originally curated by Susan Baraz and Hossein Farmani for the UN […]

The Invisible Flash – PDN Online

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This month, Gerd Ludwig was interviewed by David Walker, Executive Editor at PDN, about his upcoming lecture “The Invisible Strobe – Updated” at next month’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. In Walker’s video, he explains how he incorporates small, handheld flashes into his photos to create an evenly balanced look in the final photograph. […]

Dpunkt.verlag publishes German edition of Minus Two Thirds

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Gerd Ludwig’s German edition of his new book “Minus 2/3 Reportage- und Straßenfotografie mit dem unsichtbaren Blitz – Eine Meisterklasse” will have its official launch this week at PhotoKina. More than 20 years ago, he began incorporating small handheld flashes into his photography with the aim of creating an evenly balanced look in the final […]

PhotoKina 2016

Pripyat, Ukraine

Gerd is honored to be stepping in for Jim Brandenburg in connection with his exhibition “A Pristine Vision” at this year’s PhotoKina in Cologne, Germany. Jim is an internationally renowned film maker, National Geographic photographer, environmentalist and has published numerous best sellers. In Jim’s words: “This week National Geographic Germany is sponsoring my retrospective exhibit […]

More Than Just a Picture

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Titled ‘More Than Just a Picture’ – Hayden Sedar of SVPN Magazine interviewed former National Geographic Director of Photography Kent Kobersteen and Gerd Ludwig in anticipation of their upcoming workshop at The Center in Sun Valley, Idaho. Leading up to the workshop, Kent and Gerd will present a joint evening lecture. Read the interview here. […]

“The Invisible Strobe” At PhotoPlus Expo

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Capturing quality images at high ISO’s has not only opened up new avenues for shooting in natural-light, it also has turned handheld strobes into powerful lighting tools. For more than twenty years, Gerd Ludwig has been a master of using small TTL-flashes in unusual and unpredictable ways – to emphasize his message, offer a sense […]