Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas" presents "Quietus Chernobyl, 2004” Chernobyl Photo Exhibition opening day
The Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986 was a humanitarian and technological crisis on a massive scale. Millions of people were affected and it is attributed to be one of the primary catalysts for “glasnost” within the Soviet Union. In 2004 Vladimir Frumin visited the town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl power plant as well as other areas within the exclusion zone to photograph the sights within. Within this dilapidated town he photographed many fascinating scenes including several school areas, a hospital, and the infamous Pripyat Fairground.
These thought-provoking photographs were masterfully captured, and produced using film rather than a digital device, to provide us with insight into a world where humans have not lived in decades; a place where our species influence has waned almost to a point of nonexistence as nature slowly reclaims the town, bit by bit.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until August 23.