Gerd Ludwig will speak in conversation with Stern author Hans-Hermann Klare at the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, Germany, on April 7, 2016, just a couple of weeks before the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The event will focus on Gerd’s work in Russia and Chernobyl. A livestream of the lecture will be available for those unable to attend.
Gerd will share his experiences capturing the colossal changes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union to today. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered him distinction as the world’s foremost color photographer documenting the region. From the broken empire’s legacy of environmental exploitation, to the warp-speed economic transformation of Russia, Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.
The Körber Foundation takes on current social challenges with its operational projects, in its networks and with cooperation partners, based on the principle that social development calls for critical reflection. Founded in 1959 by the entrepreneur and instigator Kurt A. Körber, the foundation is now active both nationally and internationally with its own projects and events from its locations in Hamburg and Berlin.
Information here: http://www.koerber-stiftung.de/koerberforum/programm/details/termin/fremder-nachbar.html
Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the third 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 submission deadline is June 1, 2016. The Alfred Fried Award Ceremony takes place this year on September 20. The winning photographer will receive an award of 10,000 euros, and the winning photograph will be displayed at the Austrian Parliament building for a year. At the end of the year, it will then be added to the permanent collection of the Parliament. Additionally, five photographers will be selected to receive the Alfred Fried Peace Medal.
For more information on the award and submission process, visit http://www.friedaward.com.
Above: Photographer Arthur van Beveren was one of the 2015 Alfred Fried Medal winners for his work “Regelbau.”
You can follow Arthur on Instagram at: @arthurvanb
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.
The Image Review FAQ: http://thephotosociety.org/the-image-review/faqs/
Information and schedule: http://thephotosociety.org/ir-photographers/gerd-ludwig/