Gerd Ludwig Event at Körber Foundation in Hamburg
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.