These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, “The Chernobyl Catastrophe”. The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted the best spooky shots we could get our hands on. The story is as follows. Just four years after the incident, in the year 1990, a Russian photographer went right inside the destroyed reactor building, the most dangerous place in Chernobyl, and took those photos. Scary.
Right here is where it all happened. Inside Reactor No. 4. What a brave photographer, huh?
What shocks us most, it was a woman. Yes, a woman-photographer risked her life to bring these photos to you 26 years later.
This is what she saw there.
Even now this place is very dangerous. Back then it was just burning up with radioactivity.
On her way back.
Could all this foam really help to wash out that radioactivity? Hardly.
These ladies, who were working in nearby places, had to follow these procedures daily. Stripped to their underwear.
And here is her legendary Nikon camera, today it is probably the only one that has been inside the damaged reactor building. See how much radioactivity the sensor shows?
Thanks a lot to this brave woman. At that time she was rewarded for her effort too and got some prestigious world awards for the photos, and we here have a rare chance to see them and remember what happened back then.