Photo: Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE

Funded partially by a Kickstarter campaign, photographer Gerd Ludwig has gone back to Ukraine for the 3rd time in recent years to document the changing landscape and people affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. In the photos posted at The Big Picture, Gerd can be seen photographing the interior of the actual nuclear plant, risking his life in the process to capture a place that very few have ever seen.

Gerd Ludwig also has an interactive iPad app now that features more of his images and videos from his trip into Chernobyl.