Above is Ukrainian photographer Igor Kostin’s grainy picture taken on the morning of April 26 1986 of the Soviet-era Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Within hours of the Chernobyl explosion, Kostin (27 December 1936 – 9 June 2015) and four other photographers flew over the nuclear power plant in a helicopter. The high radiation ruined all of his pictures except for one. Continue reading »
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone receives an official logo. It was developed by a Ukrainian creative agency, who are famous for creating the branding of Ukraine Now (so good that it has been copied many times by other people). Continue reading »
According to Bored Panda member Karina Slizova: “Hello, I want to tell you about my sister, Svetlana Shkurko. She is an artist at night, and during the day, she works at the Chernobyl station. Like many stories, her story is not simple, either. Continue reading »
The explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant happened in the early hours of 26 April 1986. Since then, nearly 3,000 square miles of territory in northern Ukraine and parts of Belarus have been depopulated, with 1,000 square miles considered an exclusion zone due to elevated levels of radiation. Continue reading »
This photo project illustrates real life in the Chernobyl exclusion zone three decades after the catastrophe of 1986 that made over 300 000 people evacuate. But some refused to leave and stayed. A Canadian photographer Robyn Von Swank paid a visit to them to take pictures of their daily life. When she was roaming about one of the abandoned villages, she notices traces behind her and a pack of wolves following her… Continue reading »
French Photographer Visited Chernobyl, And The Captivating Photos Show Just How Suddenly Time Stopped In Its Tracks After The Disaster
According to Romain Veillon: “Here are the photographs I had taken during my trip to Chernobyl. For the people who don’t know the history or didn’t see the HBO show, the Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.” Continue reading »
In 1986, tragedy struck the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine when the Unit 4 reactor failed, spewing nuclear waste and radiation throughout the nearby city of Pripyat. The Soviet Union evacuated 120,000 people and established what is now known as the Exclusion Zone, covering 1,000 square miles. Those forced out of their homes had to leave behind their pets. And like first responders to the disaster, these dogs and other animals were subject to radiation. Continue reading »
After Watching Chernobyl, Couple Decided To Design Their Apartment In Soviet Style And Listed It In On Airbnb
According to Rasa Jusionyte: “There’s a famous line in HBO’s Chernobyl: “Comrades, we are so focused on our search for truth we fail to consider how few actually want us to find it”. And the truth is that “Chernobyl” was filmed in Vilnius. This apartment is located in the heart of the neighborhood that acted as Pripyat. Not only the location is unique but the apartment itself is an ode to Soviet life – from the plates you eat from to the bedding you sleep in, it’s as authentic and unique as it was back in the USSR! Continue reading »
Cakes are often associated with celebrations with our loved ones, like in birthday parties, weddings, and others. But Brooklyn-based disaster-artist baker, Paige Heimark, turned disasters like Chernobyl and the Oklahoma Bombing into cakes. She uses cake to underscore how we consume trauma. Continue reading »
Serega Strange is a self-taught photographer, and urbex explorer from Ukraine, who likes to capture an abandoned world inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Serega visited the abandoned city Pripyat and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He shares some amazing selfies on his Instagram. Continue reading »
The turbine island of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant will get graffiti soon. Facebooks users are now choosing a design from 24 options, but the final decision will be made by the jury. Continue reading »
Three days after the huge nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine on April 26, 1986, the Soviets mandated that everyone living within 30-kilometers of the plant evacuate. People were told they’d only be gone for a few days, and packed as such. But 30 years later, the area — called the Exclusion Zone — remains uninhabited and has become a haunting time capsule of Soviet life in 1986. Here are photos of abandoned summer camp for children. Continue reading »
Famous places and cultural sites all around the world, from popular national treasures to hidden pearls not widely known, are celebrated in the awards.
The 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year is a competition that is judged according to originality, composition and technical learning, as well as the story motivating the submission and its historical meaning. Sputnik’s photo gallery gives you a glimpse into some of the most interesting places of historical significance.
The Red Sands Sea Forts are part of the WW2 fortifications of Great Britain. The forts were built to support the protection of London from aerial attacks in WW2. © PHOTO: MARK EDWARDS/HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Continue reading »
“Chernobyl: A Stalker’s Paradise” – Photographer Vladimir Migutin Captures The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone In Infrared
Pripyat is a ghost town in Ukraine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as a monument to the most terrible nuclear catastrophe in world history. We have already seen him many times, but never before in such an unusual form. Continue reading »
Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can’t live there, although 200 or so defiant oldster locals still do. They just kept on going back to their houses until the officials gave up. Continue reading »
The town of Pripyat, in Ukraine, sprang up just three kilometres from the ill-fated Chernobyl power plant. But on April 26 1986, one of the reactors deep within the plant exploded, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
Photographer Roland Verant, 35, from Vienna, captured a series of stunning images of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that decimated the town. Continue reading »
Relics of the Soviet conquest of space, Moscow Pioneer camps, remnants of propaganda along a journey sparsely dotted with statues of Stalin or Lenin, from traditional Moldovan houses to ghosts of the Caucasian wars, by way of petro-chemical factories in the Donbass… Continue reading »
The winners of the Historic Photographer of the Year awards 2021 have been announced. The awards celebrate amateur and professional photography of cultural sites and historic places across the globe, from national treasures to hidden gems. Continue reading »
Graph Kalligraph, a designer and artist from Minsk, launched an unnamed project. He placed a huge toy of Leonardo from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in the landscape of the Belarusian capital. Continue reading »
Marina Istomina (Russia) – Suffocation
Suffocation confronts the media’s erasure of human tampering that led to the disaster: the legislators, ministers, hunters, foresters, firefighters and criminal groups leaders involved in the event.
This year marks the third edition of the competition, which celebrates contemporary photography from eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and central Asia. The shortlist includes 11 photographers from Albania, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Uzbekistan. Continue reading »
The dead city of Pripyat now has a Christmas tree! Some former citizens of the city joined the small celebration. They willingly came to decorate the tree installed next to the Palace of Culture “Energetik”. Some photos of their childhood years are hanging now on the tree together with decorations. Continue reading »
Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens. Continue reading »
30 years ago the Ukrainian city Pripyat was abandoned after probably the biggest accident in nuclear power stations history of all times – Chernobyl disaster. But the city continues its existence in other forms. Graffiti in Pripyat is directly connected to the motive of the lost childhood and fear of the artists painting the abandoned town. This place causes mingled feelings: interest from one side and pity from the other. Pity for those people who used to live here and especially children whose childhood was stolen. Continue reading »
It has been five years since reactor four went in to meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant, triggered by a huge tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan. The nuclear disaster led to the imposition of a 20 mile evacuation zone, similar to that seen in Chernobyl, more than 25 years earlier. Many of the towns that lay within it, have remained almost untouched since. Determined to see the evidence for himself, photographer Keow Wee Loong ignored the need for special permit and crept in to the exclusion zone overnight. Continue reading »