Zingst Exhibition Success

June 6, 2011

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 background information. Spanning nearly two decades of Gerd Ludwig’s coverage of the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the photographs explore the human and environmental impact of the disaster 25 years later. Nearly a third of the images in the exhibition came from his most recent trip to Chernobyl in March 2011, which was funded by sponsors and donors through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Signs displaying the names of the individuals and companies who helped make his most recent trip possible were posted as a ‘thank you’ to those who made his trip possible.

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