The Long Shadow of Chernobyl – Collectors Edition

Limited Collectors’ Edition, 100 copies, with signed print

Spectacular and gripping images of the world’s biggest nuclear disaster to date and its effect on the people by National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig.
With an essay by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Gerd Ludwig
Mikhail Gorbachev

29 x 31 cm
252 pages
127 images
English, German, French
Hardcover, Slipcase
Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies
Signed pigment print “Lenin in Pripyat”
Format: 29,7 cm × 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-901753-66-4
May 2014

450.00
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Authors

  • Gerd Ludwig

    Gerd Ludwig is an internationally renowned photographer and has been working primarily for National Geographic Magazine since 1989. His focus [...] more

  • Michail Gorbatschow

    Michail Gorbatschow was the last head of state of the Soviet Union, and helped bring about a peaceful end to [...] more

Awards

  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis NOMINIERT
  • One Eyeland Photography Awards
  • POY Best Photography Book Award
  • Logo FEP
  • ADC Global Awards
  • Px3 Award - Prix de la Photographie

Details

“Gerd Ludwig’s passionate commitment to making insightful, powerful photographs of a historic nuclear disaster makes The Long Shadow of Chernobyl a must read for each and everyone of us.“ Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief National Geographic Magazine

A multiple award-winning book
• Art Directors Club 94th Annual Awards, Silver Cube, USA, 2015
‬• PDN Photo District News, Photo Annual, Winner, USA, 2015
• ‬FEP European Book Prize, Winner, Frankreich, 2015‬
• Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, Nominiert 2015
• POYI Award, Best Photography Book, International Winner, USA, 2014
‬• IPA International Photography Award, Honorable Mention, USA, 2014
‬• One Eyeland Awards, Silver, Indien, 2014

Captivating images of National-Geographic-photographer Gerd Ludwig’s nine visits to Chernobyl in 20 years tell us tragic stories of the life of the victims, the Exclusion Zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. Ludwig ventures deeper into the belly of the beast than any other photographer, repeatedly documenting the destroyed reactor #4, which disappeared 2017 under a New Safe Confinement. Bordering the site of the worst nuclear desaster to date, the abandoned city of Pripyat might face a similar destiny as authorities decide what to do with it. “As engaged photographers“, says Ludwig, „we often report about human tragedies in the face of disaster, and take our cameras to uncharted areas with the understanding that our explorations are not without personal risk. We do this out of a deep commitment to important stories told on behalf of otherwise voiceless victims.“ An essay by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the Soviet Union, accompanies Gerd Ludwig’s emotional visual narrative. In 1990 Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This book is an important body of documentary work in view of the ongoing nuclear desaster in Fukushima 25 years later.

Reviews

Huffington Post

There are no words for the devastation caused by Chernobyl. Thank God we still have dedicated photojournalists to say it for us with their pictures. It takes the courage of a Gerd Ludwig who continually puts himself in harms way to keep the truth alive. - Annie Stein

The Guardian

Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images. - John Vidal

Photo District News

Ludwig's book stands out as a case study in the challenges of photo book publishing. - David Walker

Description

“Gerd Ludwig’s passionate commitment to making insightful, powerful photographs of a historic nuclear disaster makes The Long Shadow of Chernobyl a must read for each and everyone of us.“ Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief National Geographic Magazine

A multiple award-winning book
• Art Directors Club 94th Annual Awards, Silver Cube, USA, 2015
‬• PDN Photo District News, Photo Annual, Winner, USA, 2015
• ‬FEP European Book Prize, Winner, Frankreich, 2015‬
• Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, Nominiert 2015
• POYI Award, Best Photography Book, International Winner, USA, 2014
‬• IPA International Photography Award, Honorable Mention, USA, 2014
‬• One Eyeland Awards, Silver, Indien, 2014

Captivating images of National-Geographic-photographer Gerd Ludwig’s nine visits to Chernobyl in 20 years tell us tragic stories of the life of the victims, the Exclusion Zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. Ludwig ventures deeper into the belly of the beast than any other photographer, repeatedly documenting the destroyed reactor #4, which disappeared 2017 under a New Safe Confinement. Bordering the site of the worst nuclear desaster to date, the abandoned city of Pripyat might face a similar destiny as authorities decide what to do with it. “As engaged photographers“, says Ludwig, „we often report about human tragedies in the face of disaster, and take our cameras to uncharted areas with the understanding that our explorations are not without personal risk. We do this out of a deep commitment to important stories told on behalf of otherwise voiceless victims.“ An essay by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the Soviet Union, accompanies Gerd Ludwig’s emotional visual narrative. In 1990 Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This book is an important body of documentary work in view of the ongoing nuclear desaster in Fukushima 25 years later.

Additional information

Weight3.1 kg / 6.83 lbs
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