The exhibit “Der lange Schattten von Tschernobyl/The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” is being shown at the convention of Germany’s Green Party in Berlin from April 26-28. In addition, the delegates watch a projection displaying 20 of the photographs during a minute of silence, commemorating the Chernobyl accident on the date of its 27th anniversary.
Just before the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe new troublesome reports come out of Fukushima, several news outlets report.
Of all manmade environmental catastrophes in human history, Chernobyl is considered to have caused the most lasting impact. Since his first visit in 1993, Gerd Ludwig has been documenting the aftermath of the accident in dramatic and compassionate photographs — the failed reactor, the contamination to the land, and the countless victims in the fallout regions.
April 26, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. At 1:23am, the nuclear power plant’s reactor #4 blew up after operators botched a safety test, triggering an explosion and a fire that burned for 10 days. The radioactive fallout spread over tens of thousands of square kilometers, driving more than a quarter of a million people permanently from their homes. It was the world’s worst nuclear accident to date. Twenty-five years later, the long shadow of Chernobyl continues to darken land and lives. Gerd Ludwig’s stunning and in-depth documentary images exemplify his own credo, “great photography touches the soul and broadens the mind”.
This exhibition of over 50 photographs spanning Gerd Ludwig’s long-term project will take place at the Kunst Haus in Nuremberg Germany from October 3rd through November 25, 2012.
If you missed the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville this month, we have now uploaded Gerd Ludwig’s SHOTS & WORKS presentation to Vimeo and YouTube. Please feel free to embed and share.
The National Press Photographers Association awards Gerd Ludwig’s iPad App, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, 1st place in the Tablet/Mobile Delivery division of their annual Best of Photojournalism contest.
For this year’s SHOTS & WORKS presentations at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gerd Ludwig has created a special presentation of his long-term project, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl. Joining an incredible list of 40 photographers, Gerd’s presentation explores the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.
Gerd’s presentation will take place during the WORKS projection on Saturday, June 9th from 9-11pm at the Charlottesville Pavilion.
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is a celebration of photography, created by photographers, for those who share a passion for the still image. The Festival features exhibits and on-stage appearances of three “INsight” photographers, as well as exhibitions, outdoor projections, workshops and interviews over three days and nights.
Billed as “3 days of peace, love and photography,” the Festival is designed to bring together the international photography community and create opportunities for attendees and artists to share images, ideas, and to be inspired.
ABOUT SHOTS & WORKS
Showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative current photography projects today, these Friday and Saturday evening projections in the Charlottesville Pavilion present a dynamic cross-section of work from photojournalism to fine art. In these 2-hour projections, established professionals and emerging artists are given the rare opportunity to fully express an entire project to a large audience. With the freedom to show many images and add voice and/or music to accompany the projection, artists are freed from typical commercial constraints.
The launch of my iPad App, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, generated great interest in the press and throughout the blogosphere. I’d like to take a second today to share with you some of the press and reviews published so far, and encourage your feedback. If you have downloaded the App, feel free to write a review on iTunes, and of course, you can send me a personal note through the email: [email protected]
Thanks again for your continued support,
P.S. I’d also like to share a new website with you, ThePhotoSociety.org – a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic Magazine. If you’re interested in great photography and storytelling, I highly recommend checking them out – they’re also on Twitter and Facebook.
Photographer Gerd Ludwig introduces his premiere app for the iPad, the most comprehensive photographic coverage of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to date. Spanning nearly two decades of documentation, the groundbreaking work explores the human and environmental impact since the disaster 25 years later. The App includes over 150 photographs, exclusive videos, detailed slideshows, and interactive [...]
Foto Magazin, a German language photography magazine features The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Kickstarter project in an article about Crowd-funding in their November 2011 issue. Entitled, “Die neue Macht der Masse,” the article features 5 projects on platforms including Kickstarter, Emphas.is, Crowdbooks, and inkubato, breaking down the project, cost, and challenges of each project. For [...]
Entitled, Success in Crowdfunding: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, the PhotoShelter Blog publishes an interview with Gerd Ludwig discussing his Kickstarter Campaign. Written by Lauren Margolis, the interview includes advice for photographers looking for alternative funding methods for their personal photography project. Click here to read the article: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/10/success-in-crowdfunding-the-long-shadow-chernobyl.html
The exhibition “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl/Der lange Schatten von Tschernobyl” at the Horizonte Zingst Photo Festival was a resounding success with over two hundred in attendance on opening day alone. Located inside a dilapidated former military building, the exhibition became much more of an installation with over 50 photographs, video, magazine spreads, and extensive [...]