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 full article »
  • Fukushima Anniversary
    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 full article »
  • National Geographic’s Best of 2016
    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 full article »
  • “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 full article »
    Gerd Ludwig was recently interviewed by Alex Kronenburg, journalist for the blog at image management software company FotoWare. The interview spans most of Gerd's career, elaborating on how he discovered his love of photography, the first assignments at National Geographic, his work in Chernobyl full article »




  • The Putin Generation

    The Putin Generation

    A new generation of Russians, in their 20’s now, have grown up under the strong hand and watchful eye of President Vladimir Putin.

  • MfN Berlin

    MfN Berlin

    The Natural History Museum [Naturhistorisches Museum] in Berlin, the largest of its kind in Germany, invites visitors to explore the planet and its history from up close…

  • Food Trucks

    Food Trucks

    Gourmet food trucks add cultural flavor and a variety of cuisine to the streets of Los Angeles…

  • Peace on Earth or Earth to Pieces

    Peace on Earth or Earth to Pieces

    Gerd Ludwig’s search for pristine landscapes often confronts him with the catastrophic effects of humanity’s disregard for nature…

  • Berlin


    Berlin is a city unlike any other, re-inventing itself again and again…

  • Searching for King Arthur

    Searching for King Arthur

    Never has there been a greater earthly hero in Western culture than King Arthur…

  • Sleeping Cars

    Sleeping Cars

    Where do cars go when they sleep?

  • Joseph Beuys

    Joseph Beuys

    World renowned German artist photographed in 1978 for ZEIT-magazin…

  • dOCUMENTA(13)


    dOCUMENTA is the world’s most important exhibition of modern and contemporary art, showcasing the most renowned artists of our time…

  • Tomorrowland: Astana, Kazakhstan's New Grandiose Capital City

    Tomorrowland: Astana, Kazakhstan’s New Grandiose Capital City

    Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, is brash and grandiose— and wildly attractive to young strivers seeking success.

  • Russian Epiphany

    Russian Epiphany

    On January 19th, Russians all over the country cut holes in the ice of lakes and rivers to wash away their sins in the priest blessed waters…

  • Crimea: Russia's Lost Paradise

    Crimea: Russia’s Lost Paradise

    Physically and politically, Crimea belongs to Ukraine; mentally and emotionally, it identifies with Russia…

  • Crimean Tourism: A Bizarre Mix

    Crimean Tourism: A Bizarre Mix

    Tourism in Crimea is almost as old as tourism itself…

  • Crimea: Cossack Youth Camp

    Crimea: The Partitioned Black Sea Fleet

    The Russian Fleet has been operating in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea since the late 18th century…

  • Crimea: The Return of the Tatars

    Crimea: The Return of the Tatars

    The Crimean Tatars are a Turkic ethnic group residing in present day Ukraine. They have a tragic history…

  • Crimea: Cossack Youth Camp

    Crimea: Cossack Youth Camp

    In Ukraine, Cossackdom represents cultural and historical heritage as traditional Ukrainian culture is often tied in with the Cossacks…