Author Archives: Gerd Ludwig

Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

  The Alfred Fried Award prize amount was just increased to 10,000 euros, and the contest’s deadline was extended to May 24, 2015. Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will give the Keynote Speech at the award ceremony. Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the second year in a row. The Fried Award is given annually by The Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI). The award recognizes the world’s best…

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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Named in PDN Annual

PDN (Photo District News) is the most important publication for professional photographers in the US, with a monthly reach of over 500,000 in print & online. PDN is the recipient of two Lucie Awards and the seven-time winner of the Neal Award for Editorial Excellence from American Business Media. Each year, in their PDN Annual competition, a panel of renowned judges from all disciplines of photography select the best works in 7 professional categories. It was just announced that Gerd Ludwig’s book, “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl,” with an essay by Mikhail Gorbachev, published by Edition Lammerhuber, was named one…

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Chernobyl Lecture at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Gerd Ludwig will be speaking about his two decades of work documenting the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles on April 21, just before the 29th anniversary of the disaster on April 26. The Goethe-Institut is the worldwide cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. They promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. Gerd’s lecture will be held in English and starts at 7 pm, with a reception following. Gerd will also be signing copies of The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, his 20-year retrospective photo book. Admission to…

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The Art of Storytelling – The Salton Sea

  The Art of Storytelling – The Salton Sea A 5 ½ day Documentary Photography Workshop with Gerd Ludwig Los Angeles & Salton Sea, May 28 – June 2, 2015 $1185 This 5 ½ day workshop by National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for photographers and committed 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. Participants will meet at Gerd’s unique home in the Hollywood…

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BERLIN IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic Magazine published a timely story in its March 2015 issue examining two world capitals cast into opposing roles by the euro crisis: Athens and Berlin. It is a thoughtful evaluation of the two cities, which “were forced into a relationship neither wanted – northern lender, southern borrower. Now they’re emblems of a divided Europe longing for unity” as author Adam Nicolson puts it. The story is accompanied by Gerd Ludwig’s photographs of Berlin which show the German capital as a youthful, vibrant and multicultural city influenced by its rough past, embracing a bright present and hoping for a…

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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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