“How long does an explosion last? Is it over when the final storm from the pressure wave has died down, or when the subsequent fire has been extinguished, or when the media no longer report on destruction - or does the explosion continue until the final remnants of human suffering are forgotten and genetic mutations have ceased.?" - Earthvision
Chernobyl – Twenty Years, Twenty Lives is EarthVision's photo journalistic journey through the countries of the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Sweden, France, and UK. It follows twenty people in their daily lives nowadays and reflects on how they changed after the events of April 1986. The goal of the project is to learn from the history and look at the accident from the present perspective at different levels, both locally and globally.
Almost 20 years after the Chernobyl disaster, controversy continues about the true effects of the disaster. Chernobyl Children's Project International believes that the story of Chernobyl can be best told through the eyes of the variety of people who have been affected by the disaster. That is why we are pleased to present this exhibit online – the views expressed are those of EarthVision and their subjects. The text and photographs are the property of EarthVision and are not to be used without permission.
All twenty stories will be released April 2006. During the coming months you will be able to preview some samples here at chernobyl-international.org.
A photo exhibition with the twenty life stories will tour the world beginning at April 2006. EarthVision is currently seeking exhibition hosts. You can reach EarthVision and learn more about the project at 20lives.info.