It’s been a little over 21 years now since the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl blew up. I wrote about it on the 20th anniversary and a few years earlier, but the MetaFilter thread Chernobyl – 20 years later has some new (at least to me) links on the topic.
My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster is an article with photos by Mark Resnicoff, who traveled to the contamination zone in June 2006. There also is a discussion about his essay.
Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco:
On April 26th, 1986, Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4 unleashed a thoroughly modern plague that emptied cities, condemned entire regions, and seeped invisibly into the bodies of those exposed to its destructive presence.
Photographer Paul Fusco faces the dark legacy of Chernobyl, focusing on the horrifying human consequences of the event that is now 20 years in the past. Fusco’s work forces us to remember an important nightmare that we would forget at the peril of our morality and our future.
It takes a while for the site to load, but it’s worth the wait. At least look at and listen to “Chernobyl legacy” from the menu.
Karol Lasia has a collection of black-and-white photos from the area. Lasia was born in 1986 and traveled to Chernobyl and Pripyat in the summer of 2006.