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 at Frick.

Keep up to date with The Long Shadow of Chernobyl book release dates here.

American Photo Magazine Publishes

In the May/June 2014 issue of American Photo Magazine, Gerd Ludwig discusses the challenges of covering the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster over the last 20 years. The article, by Meg Ryan Heery, is part of American Photo’s “On The Job” segment, and breaks down the unique situation of shooting in the radioactive Exclusion Zone.

Check out the article on the stands now and read the full article online at American Photo Magazine.

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Photo Book Now on Kickstarter

After 20 years, it is now time to culminate my long-term coverage of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster into a profound, high quality photo book, and I need your help to make it a reality.

Today I am launching a Kickstarter project to support the printing costs of the book. Your support will ensure that this book is printed to the highest standards, using quality paper, ink, and binding. I want this photo book to stand as a complete document of this man-made disaster – to remember the countless victims of Chernobyl, and to warn future generations of the deadly consequences of human hubris.

Thank you for your support.

Gerd Ludwig



New Work From Chernobyl

November 24, 2013

New Work from Chernobyl

After several months of traveling, Gerd Ludwig has been back in Los Angeles for a couple of weeks reviewing the photographs from his latest trip to Chernobyl, which was funded in parts by the German Kulturwerk foundation. Gerd will soon head to Vienna to start layout on a comprehensive photo book about Chernobyl, which will be published by Edition Lammerhuber in May 2014.

iPad App Updated

November 22, 2013

iPad App Updated

Gerd Ludwig’s iPad app, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, has recently been updated to be compatible with the iOS 7.0 operating system. Both, images and text look stunning on the new iPad. Colors are more vibrant, and text is much sharper.

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Grant Awarded To Return To Chernobyl

The ‘Stiftung Kulturwerk’ announces the names of the recipients for this year’s grants. The foundation is one of the largest sources for funding in the fields of photography, illustration and design in Germany. It carries out the cultural mandate entrusted with the Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst and awards project grants to photographers, illustrators, graphic artists, graphic designers and film makers.
Amongst the projects that receive funding, is Gerd’s proposal “Chernobyl – A Different Search for Traces”.

The grant enables Gerd to return to Chernobyl for two weeks this fall to add another segment to his long term project.

For more information on the Stiftung Kulturwerk, visit:

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