Author: Forgotten Chernobyl

28th April 2024
26th April 2024

Three years ago, I installed one of my pinhole cameras in Leonid Fedorovich Toptunov’s apartment. On the evening of April 25, 1986, while preparing for night shift at the Chernobyl…

2nd April 2024
18th December 2023

In autumn 2021 we visited Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov’s grave, leaving fresh flowers and reflecting on history. Some claim that Dyatlov was the main person responsible for the accident at the…

13th August 2023
9th May 2023
12th January 2023

The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (Lithuanian: Ignalinos atominė elektrinė, IAE) is a decommissioned two-unit RBMK-1500 nuclear power station in Visaginas Municipality, Lithuania, named after the nearby city of Ignalina. As…

13th November 2022

The widespread decommunization of Soviet-era symbols across Eastern Europe hasn’t spared famous political figures. Statues of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, aka Vladimir Lenin, once standing in every city, town and village…

25th February 2022
13th December 2021
26th October 2021
25th July 2021
14th July 2021

  The garages on the southern outskirts of Pripyat once were full of cars and motorcycles owned by the residents, and no doubt a centre of social life on the…

1st June 2021

This is the last part of the Analog Series until my next trip to the Chernobyl Zone, which hopefully will happen in a few months. All of the photos were…

24th May 2021

Part 6 of the Analog Chernobyl series, where I capture the eerie beauty of the Chernobyl Zone using film cameras owned by many of Pripyat residents in the 1980s.  

25th April 2021