Charles Ludeke

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Charles Ludeke is a New York-based freelance photographer whose work focuses on storytelling and relationships.
He got his bachelor’s degree in photojournalism at the University of Missouri. There, the essential tenets of his education were honest emotion and intimacy. He tries to build a relationship with the people he photographs. He loves getting to know new folks and learning about them.

Posts by Charles Ludeke:

Everlasting Dream – by Charles Ludeke


NYC-based freelance photographer Charles Ludeke likes to dabble on street photography.

Photographers’ Hobbies: Swimming – by Charles Ludeke


In this edition of “Photographers’ Hobbies”, NYC-based photographer Charles Ludeke shares his passion for swimming.

Lower Manhattan Street Scenes – by Charles Ludeke

Charles Ludeke NYC

NYC-based freelance photographer Charles Ludeke shares some photos of the streets of lower Manhattan.

Photo Brigade's Holiday Photo Gear Gift Guide


It’s that time of the year again! Time to make your photographic gift list in hopes that Santa will bring you everything your camera bag desires. Also, it’s a great time to get your last-minute shopping in before the end of the year so you can deduct the purchases on your taxes!

Views from the Subway – by Charles Ludeke


New York-based freelance photographer Charles Ludeke has been taking photos from the front window of the M-Train on his way to work.

Lady Gaga does the Today Show – by Charles Ludeke


NYC based freelance photographer Charles Ludeke recently photographed Lady Gaga’s free concert on the Today Show.

Kelly Glossip’s Struggle for Equality – by Charles Ludeke


Charles Ludeke just graduated from MU and photographed his 30-day story for Picture Story on Kelly Glossip, a man who lost his partner, Missouri State Highway Corporal Dennis Engelhard, on Christmas Day 2009. Glossip has been trying to rebuild his life without the support of family or pension benefits.

Think Tank 'Urban Disguise 50' Review

Think Tank

Three of our regional editors took the Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 briefcase for a spin and give a nice review as part of Photo Brigade’s learning and education content for students.