The Long Shadow of Chernobyl iPad App

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl iPad App


An Interactive Multimedia Exploration of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 25 Years Later

Photographer Gerd Ludwig, considered one of the leading documentary photographers of our time, introduces his premiere app for the iPad, the most comprehensive photographic coverage of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to date. Spanning nearly two decades of documentation, the groundbreaking work explores the human and environmental impact since the disaster, including photos from Ludwig’s most recent trip to Chernobyl, taken in early 2011 as the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was unfolding.


The iPad app features:

  • Four photo galleries, 12 slideshows and two interactive panoramas, for a total of more than 150 photographs (some never before published) of the reactor, the abandoned city of Pripyat, the Exclusion Zone and the victims
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video of damaged reactor unit No. 4, along with a video introduction by Ludwig, plus two additional videos
  • An in-depth look at the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date: Ludwig went deeper inside the reactor than any Western still photographer and returned in 2011 on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the disaster to reenter the reactor
  • An essay by Dr. David Marples, renowned expert on Eastern Europe

The iPad App is now available at the App Store for $6.99.

“The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” app is a joint production of Gerd Ludwig Photography and Lightbox Press, a new publisher of digital photography books.

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