Gerd Ludwig Photography


Chernobyl Exhibit in Saint Petersburg


On August 6, an exhibition entitled “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl,” will open at the ROSPHOTO State Photo Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition will feature more than 100 of my images chronicling the aftermath of the world’s largest nuclear disaster to date. The exhibition coincides with much renewed interest in the Chernobyl disaster due to HBO’s “Chernobyl” miniseries. More about the exhibit here.

 “Ludwig’s project is not mere documentation but rather a deep analysis of the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe, still affecting the social, ecological, and physical well-being of people. The exhibition will present several series by Ludwig, dedicated to the nuclear power station, the town of Pripyat and its surroundings, local inhabitants and their children, who have suffered radiation exposure. The long shadow of Chernobyl is still being cast over human lives.”

 The opening of “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at 6pm at the ROSPHOTO state photo museum in Saint Petersburg. I’ll be giving a talk about my work, both in Chernobyl and beyond, on Thursday, August 8 at 7pm.

 The exhibit will be on display to the public from August 7-September 27, 2019.

Gerd Ludwig