Upcoming Events

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Coinciding with his story on LA Food Trucks in the July issue of National Geographic Magazine, Gerd Ludwig is leading a weekend of events at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, June 27-28. He is teaching a beginner’s photography workshop and an advanced photography workshop (admission includes a lunch voucher).

Using images from his National Geographic assignments worldwide, and focusing on the food trucks as a practical example, Gerd will instruct workshop participants how to make engaging and memorable photographs of everyday life that can be applied anywhere around the world. His approaches when photographing for National Geographic can be utilized in a variety of circumstances. Gerd will openly share his own photographic techniques, specifically the methods he used photographing food truck food, people enjoying the trucks, and the trucks themselves. In general, he will reveal his tricks and tips to create candid, unexpected and unique images in uncontrolled environments.

For more information on all events and to register: http://thephotospace.org/gerd

To read the National Geographic story: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/food-trucks/brindley-text

Alfred Fried Award Winner 2014

Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the second year in a row. The Fried Award is given annually by The Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI). The award recognizes the world’s best photograph on the theme of peace.

Submission for the award is free of charge and the winner will receive a prize of 5,000 euros. The winning photograph will be displayed at the Austrian Parliament building for a year and will then be added to the permanent collection of the Parliament. The submission deadline is May 17, and the award will be presented on September 17, just before the UN International Peace Day.

For more information on the award and submission process, visit http://www.friedaward.com.

Above: Photographer Emil Gataullin was the 2014 Alfred Fried Award winner for his work “Towards the Horizon.”

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The Photo Society’s Image Review, an online portfolio review platform with National Geographic photographers, was recently launched with much acclaim. The Image Review is a unique opportunity for advanced amateur and professional photographers to get constructive feedback from top National Geographic pros via state-of-the-art video conferencing technology, eliminating issues of travel cost & time to get your work reviewed. Review sessions are now available, including some upcoming spots with Gerd Ludwig.

For information and schedule: http://thephotosociety.org/ir-photographers/gerd-ludwig/