The Long Shadow of Chernobyl – a long-term Project by Photographer Gerd Ludwig

Renown National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is documenting the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in his long-term project “The long shadow of Chernobyl“. To commemorate the tragedy 25 years later, Ludwig is recently visiting the reactor and the areas around to investigate the current state of contamination to the land, to report on the progress of its cleanup and to examine the health consequences in the fallout regions. The fact, that he was able to raise over $23.000 for this trip over the kickstarter platform, shows the strong interest for in-depth photo-journalism content, that isn’t covered by traditional media.