GHOSTS FROM THE PAST
This series of photographs witnesses the worst nuclear disaster of our History. It sadly created the most dangerous place to be on Earth for humans. This catastrophe is the equivalent of half a nuclear bomb to the atmosphere, and 400 times the radioactive spread of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
On the 26th April 1986, at 01:23am during a safety test, the nuclear reactor n°4 exploded at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The accident was caused by the uncontrolled increase of the reactor power, leading to the melting of the core.
Chernobyl is located in Ukraine about 100 kilometers from its capital Kiev, near the Belarusian border. The city was evacuated on May 5, 1986, 9 days after the nuclear accident. Conversely, the neighboring population, located in the town of Pripyat which was built in the 1970s to accommodate workers at the power plant, was evacuated 30 hours after the accident since the town was much closer to the disaster.
Following this horrific event over 200,000 people have been permanently evacuated. The number of deaths directly linked to the controversial disaster varies from sources and goes from 1 to just under 1 million.
Today the Chernobyl exclusion zone has become a ghost town, and is classified as the temple of URBEX (Urban Exploration).
TEASER #1 Mix of photos and videos
This online exhibition offers various photographs and videos of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. A full team and important risks have been taken to create this series.
TEASER #2 Covid-19 Online Exhibition
Due to the Coronavirus (covid-19) and all public events being cancelled, I am publishing online for free my new series of photographs GHOSTS OF CHERNOBYL.
This short movie has been filmed 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster of our History.
Today the Chernobyl exclusion zone as well as a perimeter of 30km surrounding the area still remain completely abandoned, with no humans allowed to live there because of the radiation.
Entire cities, streets, restaurants, schools, cinemas, theme parks are now left completely uninhabited. Although nature, which was extremely impacted too, has now restarted a new circle of life.
The footage of this video is here to reinforce the photo series GHOSTS OF CHERNOBYL showing the raw sceneries I went through.
Important risks have been taken to capture this new series, Including exposure to radiation, military guards checks, climb of unstable structures.
Follow the footsteps, watch the raw footage of Chernobyl 30 years after the disaster.
Discover how the photographs and videos of the series GHOSTS OF CHERNOBYL were captured.
SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
The biggest human disaster of our history which created the most dangerous place on Earth. A ghost city left with streets, restaurants, schools, cinemas, theme parks completely uninhabited.
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