Chernobyl Bumper Car - Limited Edition of 19 Photograph by Niki Feijen

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Photography: Digital on Paper.

Chernobyl. A name forever associated with one of the worst disasters in the history of mankind. On April 26th 1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl nuclear facility, a vessel rupture and a series of explosions occurred after an unsafe system test. This event exposed the graphite moderator components of the reactor to air and the resulting explosion sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area, including the nearby town of Pripyat.

A flourishing town where at that time 50.000 people used to live. Within 2 days they were all evacuated and never returned to their homes again.

Today its like a movie set, a ghost town. The emptiness is overwhelming. Unsuitable for living due to the radioactive contamination it's a nightmare for its former inhabitants, a dream for urban explorers.

In November 2010 I decided to live that dream and I went on a journey into the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
A place where 25 years ago everyday life ceased to exist and where nature slowly reclaims its grounds.

Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper
Signed and numbered
Edition of 19




Chernobyl Bumper Car - Limited Edition of 19

Niki Feijen



Size: 35.4 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 in

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