I am beginning to go through and edit some of the 5,000+ plus images I took in Chernobyl last year and will begin sharing them here.
I was especially interested in the lives of the settlers, those that returned to this dangerous area to live out their remaining days in the place they grew up in and called home before the nuclear disaster. Below is one woman who I photographed in her small house inside of the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
An elderly woman living in Chernobyl. Settlers live very simple lives in poor conditions and most of them live off of the land as self sustaining farmers in extremely remote and unpopulated areas not far from the abandoned city of Pripyat.
I will be hosting several photojournalism workshops in Chernobyl this year. There are still a couple of spots open for the group workshop in the spring and a single one-on-one workshop slot still available as well. Contact us for more information.