Gerd Ludwig: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl

Last night, The Camera Store brought National Geographic Gerd Ludwig into their studio to give a talk about his long history of work documenting the world for the magazine. His images were great, but it was his words that got to me.

Ludwig talked a lot about “participatory photography.” By gaining the trust and even the friendship of his subjects through participation in their activities, he’s able to achieve an unprecedented photographs of their lives. Continue reading “Gerd Ludwig: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”