The Art of Storytelling – The Salton Sea

The Art of Storytelling – The Salton Sea An Official Workshop of the Month of Photography LA A 6-day Documentary Photography Workshop with National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig
Los Angeles & Salton Sea, April 15 – April 21, 2018 
$1,285 This 6-day workshop (5 days + 2 half days) by veteran National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig […]


The German Photo Book Award 2018, organized by the Stuttgart Media University/Hochschule der Medien, honors outstanding aesthetic and technical achievements of photographers, editors and publishers in the field of photo-book publishing. This years’ award was divided into the categories Coffee Table Books, Conceptual Fine-Art Photo Books, Photographic Technique, Self Publishing and Student Projects. A jury […]


Fl 242, Løkken, Denmark

Professional photographers and amateurs around the globe are invited to participate in the Alfred Fried Award 2017 (@alfredfriedaward). In partnership with UNESCO, the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber, this award annually recognizes the world’s best photograph depicting peace. The five finalists will be invited to Vienna, Austria. There the winner will be […]

Fukushima Anniversary

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl - Chernobyl Cleanup: No End in Sight

The renowned British newspaper ‘The Independent’ recently reported that the robots sent into Fukushima for cleanup are “dying” at a rate five times higher than expected. Although designed to survive in highly contaminated areas, large amounts of radioactive material are eating away at the robots wiring – rendering them useless. Read the full article here. […]

National Geographic’s Best of 2016

MM8448, Putin Generation

National Geographic Magazine just published a gallery of their 52 best photographs of 2016. The images were selected from 107 stories by 91 photographers and out of over two million photographs. Gerd Ludwig’s opening image of his recent story, The Putin Generation, published in the December issue of the National Geographic Magazine leads the selection. […]

“Sleeping Cars” in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The internationally respected daily German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, dedicated an entire page to Gerd Ludwig’s long-term project and recently published book, “Sleeping Cars” and includes a six-image selection. With over a quarter of a million copies sold daily, FAZ has the widest circulation of any German daily papers. In Los Angeles County there are […]

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 […]



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

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 […]