Category: Chernobyl Photography

Lightpainting Radioactivity of Chernobyl and Fukushima by Greg McNevin

Greg McNevin is a talented photographer and tech journalist based in Sydney area, Australia. He works as a communications specialist covering climate change, energy, human rights and other environmental issues. In collaboration with Greenpeace, Greg visualized the radiations around Chernobyl and Fukushima by using a programmable LED. McNevin captured stunning long exposure photographs of affected areas, showcasing the live radiation data his counter was reading. We found that places decontaminated by the authorities consistently exhibit radiation levels elevated above official guidelines. – Greg McNevin A special light painting technique reveals radioactive contamination in a forest bordering the Sato family house ... Read more

The Belarusian Victims of Chernobyl by Jadwiga Brontē

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”95373,95374,95375,95376,95377,95378,95379,95380,95381″] Jadwiga Brontē is a talented documentary photographer and filmmaker from Poland who currently based in London, UK. Jadwiga focused on politics, history, religion and human identity or a state of mind. For her new series “The Invisible People of Belarus”, Brontē documents the lives of disabled people and Chernobyl victims living in governmental institutions called “internats”, which are described as something between an asylum, orphanage and hospice. She explored the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on the people of Belarus more than 30 years later. Belarus suffered about 70% of the nuclear fallout. Inside the ... Read more

10 Photos of Chernobyl Today

The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Soviet government also cut down and buried about a square mile of pine forest near the plant to reduce radioactive contamination at and near the site. Chernobyl’s three other reactors were subsequently restarted but all eventually shut down for good, with the last reactor closing in 1999. The accident destroyed the Chernobyl 4 reactor, killing 30 ... Read more

Chernobyl Riviera by Donald Weber

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”78654,78655,78656,78657,78658,78659,78660,78661,78662″] Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects; what he records is its secret collaboration with both masters and victims. Weber is the author of two books. His first, Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, won the photolucida Book Prize and asked a simple question: what is daily life actually like, in a post-atomic world? His latest book, Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority ... Read more

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl by Gerd Ludwig

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”22411,22412,22413,22414,22415,22416,22417,22418″] Born in Alsfeld, Germany, Gerd Ludwig studied photography with Professor Steinert at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, graduating in 1972. The following year he co-founded VISUM, Germany’s first photographer-owned photo agency, and began working for publications such as Geo, Stern, Spiegel, Time, and Life. Soon after moving to New York in the mid 1980s, Gerd Ludwig started photographing for National Geographic Magazine. His focus on environmental issues and the socio-economic changes following the dissolution of the Soviet Union resulted in a book, Broken Empire: After the Fall of the USSR, a ten-year ... Read more

Chernobyl Hidden From View by Jeremy Underwood

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”20618,20619,20620,20621,20622,20623,20624,20625,20626,20627″] Jeremy Underwood’s work embodies our complicated relationship with the environment and the contemporary landscape, focusing on the tension between nature and culture shaping these physical spaces. Looking to the land as an agent for meaning, his work examines both the physical terrain and the ideology that we project upon the landscape. Jeremy is recognized for his series, Human Debris, spotlighting the environmental condition of our waterways through the building of site-specific sculptures assembled out of harvested refuse collected from the beach. Commenting on what humans leave in the natural landscape, the objects are simply artifacts to ... Read more

Chernobyl by Timm Suess

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”19485,19486,19487,19488,19489,19490,19491,19492,19493,19494,19495″] Amazing photographs of Pripyat, Chernobyl Zone by Timm Suess, talented photographer who passionate about capturing decay in our world. He travels to abandoned factories, clinics, and military installations to photograph the places people leave behind. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and their four cats. He enjoys to photograph decaying things, green tea, and discussions about time travel. Timm shoots with a Canon EOS 400D. He likes available light shots, but has recently moved into HDR land. He uses his tripod a lot.

Chernobyl Photography by Gerd Ludwig

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” size=”medium” ids=”17815,17816,17817,17818,17819,17820,17821,17822,17823,17824,17825″] Gerd Ludwig was born in Alsfeld, Germany. Initially he studied German literature, political science, and physical education at the University of Marburg, but interrupted his studies to travel in Scandinavia and North America while supporting himself with jobs as a bricklayer, sailor, gardener, and dishwasher. After his return to Germany, he studied photography for five years with Professor Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule (now Folkwang University of the Arts), graduating in 1972 with a degree in Photo Design from the University of Essen. The following year, he co-founded VISUM, Germany’s first photographer-owned photo agency. In ... Read more

Chernobyl’s Last Breath by Diana Markosian

[gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”11311,11312,11313,11314,11315,11316,11317,11318,11319,11320,11321″] Diana Markosian is a documentary photographer. Her photography has taken her from Russia’s North Caucasus mountains, to the ancient Silk Road in Tajikistan, and overland to the remote Wakhan Corridor in northeastern Afghanistan, where she has worked on both personal and editorial assignments. Markosian’s images have appeared in Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, Foto8, Marie Claire, the New York Times,the Sunday Times,, and World Policy Journal. Her work has also been exhibited by international organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. Her work has been recognized with awards including Columbia University’s photographer of ... Read more

Chernobyl by Tod Seelie

[gallery columns=”1″ ids=”2836,2837,2838,2839,2840,2841,2842,2843,2844,2845,2846,2847,2848,2849,2850,2851,2852,2853,2854″] Tod Seelie has photographed in over twenty-five countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, The NY Times, New York Magazine, Spin, Marie…Originally from Cleveland, he moved to Brooklyn in 1997. Tod was a founding member of The Miss Rockaway Armada, and continued on to travel with both manifestations of the Swimming Cities.