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. Entitled, “Russia: A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes of a Broken Empire,” his presentation will include his latest photographs of the Chernobyl aftermath taken in early 2011.
The lecture will take place at the Syracuse University Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium within the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on February 2nd at 7pm.
For more information: S.I. Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communication