John Darwell

John Darwell - Chernobyl


Images produced within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a 30 kilometer radius no-entry area that was evacuated after the nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl Power Plant in 1986. The area contained one major city, Pripyat, over seventy villages and scores of farms. The people living in these locations were given twenty four hours to gather their possessions and were then moved to locations around the Ukraine, in most cases never to return.

Source: John Darwell – Category Default

It has been a while since I looked at this body of work, and I didn’t remember all of it. I only really remembered the sense of melancholy, of quiet and desertion. I was a little worried my approach to Le Loup… might end up like this (after the apocalypse…), but on re-looking at it, there will be quite some difference.