Gerd Ludwig Receives 2014 Dr. Erich Salomon Award from the German Photographic Association

April / 22 / 2014

Gerd Ludwig Receives 2014 Dr. Erich Salomon Award from German Photographic Association

German-born photographer Gerd Ludwig is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Erich-Salomon Award, the lifetime achievement award of the German Photographic Association. In previous years, publications and respected photographers like Paolo Pellegrin, Silvia Plachy, Sebastião Salgado, Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark and Robert Frank have received the honor for outstanding contributions to the field of photojournalism.

The awards ceremony will take place on September 20th at the photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany, and will be accompanied by an exhibition of Gerd Ludwig’s work in the Leica exhibition hall. Peter-Matthias Gaede, editor in chief of German Geo Magazine, will deliver the laudatory speech.

For more information please see the full press releases here:

English Press Release
German Press Release


The Dr. Erich Salomon Award (Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Preis) is a lifetime achievement award for photojournalists given by the German Society of Photography (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie). It is dedicated to Erich Salomon, a pioneering German photojournalist of the Weimar era who is best known for his candid photographs of statesmen and celebrities. While hiding in the Netherlands, Salomon was betrayed by a Dutch Nazi and sent to the concentration camp in Auschwitz in 1944, where he died.



Set up in 1951, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) brings together leading and outstanding personalities in the photographic world for the promotion of photography and its artistic and scientific applications. Its activities predominantly concern the cultural interests of photography and related imaging media. These include both the conventional process of photography and its many different fields of application in art, science, education, journalism, industry and politics, as well as the non-conventional methods and new forms of imaging media. Members are elected in recognition of their services to photography in the widest sense.


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