links // 2011.04.27 08:34:11 [hh]

"Chernobyl disaster 25th anniversary"

25 Jahre nach dem verheerenden und verharmlosten Disaster von Tschernobyl bietet "" im Rahmen seiner Rubrik "The Big Picture" eine Photo-Strecke mit beeindruckenden und an die Nieren gehenden Bildern aus und um Tschernobyl.

"On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in what is now Ukraine exploded. The largest civil nuclear disaster in history led to mass evacuations, and long-term health, agricultural, and economic distress. The nearby city of Pripyat has been abandoned, and a 19-mile radius "exclusion zone" established where radiation contamination makes continued habitation dangerous. Collected here are archival pictures of the catastrophe, as well as more recent images of the area. In addition, two photographers who've made extensive studies of the aftermath have been gracious enough to share their work with us here. Diana Markosian documented the lives of pensioners Lida and Mikhail Masanovitz, who continue to live in the abandoned ghost town of Redkovka, Ukraine. Her work is found here in photographs 13 through 16. Michael Forster Rothbart has produced one of the most extensive records available of life near Chernobyl. His work is found here in photographs 23 through 29."

Direkter Link: bigpicture/ 2011/ 04/ chernobyl_disaster_25th_annive.html