Upcoming Events


Gerd Ludwig will present his lecture “Winds of Change” during the Exposure Festival in Calgary on February 26. Gerd will share images from his life in photography, concentrating on his experiences capturing the colossal changes following the dissolution of the Soviet Union to this very day. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered his 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, Gerd Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.

The presentation will span from early work in his native Germany, his stories published in National Geographic since the 1990s, up to recent stories in Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, and Germany. After first photographing the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for National Geographic in 1993, he returned several times since. Recently he ventured deeper into the failed reactor than ever before and returned with haunting images, which will be part of his presentation and a recently published monograph The Long Shadow of Chernobyl.

To register for the lecture, visit http://www.thecamerastore.com/7646-Gerd-Ludwig-Winds-of-Change.aspx


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/

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Photo Book Opening and Exhibition in Vienna

Gerd Ludwig’s 20-year retrospective photo book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, published by Edition Lammerhuber will be officially launched on May 13th at a press conference and book release event during the opening night for The Long Shadow of Chernobyl exhibition at the Natural History Museum Vienna. On May 14th, a panel discussion will also take place at the Natural History Museum Vienna. A preview of the book at Frick, a renowned and historical book shop in Vienna will occur on May 12th.

Keep up to date with The Long Shadow of Chernobyl book release dates here and at http://longshadowofchernobyl.com