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Digital Vision in Low Light, Lecture at PDN PhotoPlus Expo


Capturing quality images at extremely high ISO’s is one of digital technology’s most important advances—particularly in the areas of photojournalism and documentary photography. In this seminar, Gerd Ludwig will discuss how these developments provide huge advantages in low light situations and offer greater physical mobility during difficult assignments. Ludwig will show how extremely high ISO digital capture has made handheld strobes a more powerful tool and will share his use of natural light combined with hand-held flash to emphasize his message, offer a sense of place, maintain atmosphere and create a personal vision.
Ludwig’s stories for National Geographic exemplify his

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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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Gerd Ludwig

Gerd Ludwig

Born in Alsfeld, Germany, Gerd Ludwig studied Photography with Professor Otto Steinert at the Folkwang University of the Arts (Folkwangschule) in Essen, Germany, and graduated in 1972. In 1984 he re-located to New York, and after continuing to photograph for major international publications, signed on as a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine in the early 1990′s. His focus on environmental issues, and on the socio-economic changes following the dissolution of the Soviet Bloc resulted in his book and exhibit, Broken Empire: After the Fall of the USSR, and The Long Shadow of Chernobyl iPad App published in 2011. His ongoing coverage of…

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