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Zones of Exclusion: Pripyat and Chernobyl

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In the 11 days following the Chernobyl catastrophe on April 26, 1986, more than 116,000 people were permanently evacuated from the area surrounding the nuclear power plant. Declared unfit for human habitation, the Zones of Exclusion includes the towns of Pripyat (established in the 1970s to house workers) and Chernobyl. In May 2001, Robert Polidori photographed what was le ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 112 pages
Published July 2nd 2003 by Steidl
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jess
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
I have wanted to read this book since about 2004, but it was expensive, then it was out of print and more expensive. Then I remembered the magical wonders of interlibrary loan, and now I have read it.

It's a large format coffee table-style book of about 110 pages of photos taken in 2001 in the Zone of Exclusion around the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine. Over 100,000 people were evacuated from this area after the disaster. There's a hospital in disrepair, various reactor shots, radioactive vehi
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Jason
The Chernobyl reactor in its sarcophagus looms over the former community, pervading the haunted and utterly abandoned human landscape with far more than gamma radiation, yet the palpable sense of collapse is something more universal, reminiscent of driving through East St. Louis or Detroit. The fact that so many of these images involve abandoned nurseries just make them all the more creepy and affecting, at so many levels.
Laura Gessert
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For those of us who love abandoned cities as photography subjects this book delights for those who remember this horrible devastation it rebreaks your heart to see it again. Beautifully done and a must witness look for it through your library if you cannot buy it
Daniel
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dropped tiles, rubbish over the floor, hanging lamps, chaotic classrooms... ...
Written on board in Russian: "There is no return. Farewell. Pripyat. 28 April 1986"
Yes: "Does any generation have the right to risk the safety of so many future generations?" by the author
Troy
Jan 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, read-in-2009
Stunning pictures of Chernobyl: the pictures of the ruined classrooms are particularly stunning.
Janet
May 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Stunning but very stylized. Ghostly.
Erik
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sad but riveting compilation of photos about the aftermath of the destruction caused by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
Trevor
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Haunting photographs of the areas quarantined after the Chernobyl disaster. Recommended for fans of urban exploration.
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