27 Apr '11, 1am

Homage: Remembering Chernobyl

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. To commemorate the disaster, and draw attention to the fact that the disaster continues to unfold for those living in Chernobyl, Jim Krantz has produced a powerful set of photographs, published as a book of images and essays entitled Homage: Remembering Chernobyl . The book confronts us with the reality of continuing loss and devastation that persist in the Chernobyl community. The images are stark, haunting and insistent, providing a solemn glimpse into the lives of people whose families, homes, environment, and economy have been utterly devastated by nuclear disaster. Suffice it to say that no one anticipated the tragic irony of the timing of the release of Homage: Remembering Chernobyl – that it would be issued at the same time we witness yet another nuclear disaster, this time affecting the people of Fuku...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/hhenderson/homage_remem...

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