As part of the Brook Institute Visual Journalism Guest Speaker Series, National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig will present his lecture, “Russia: A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes of a Broken Empire.”
On assignment for National Geographic Magazine since the late 1980’s, Gerd Ludwig has covered diverse locations around the globe. His images capture beautifully all the complexities of life. Whether documenting children born with severe birth defects or the sweetness of an embrace, his photography resonates with the full scale of human emotion.
He is best known, however, as the magazine’s front man in the Former Soviet Union. His lecture presentation will focus on the central body of his work, Russia’s warp-speed transformation from communism to runaway capitalism — marked by bold aspirations, poignant suffering, and glittering opportunity.
The presentation will take place at the Screening Room of the Ventura Campus on January 24th at 6:30pm.
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