4 April 2006
Panos Pictures and Greenpeace present an exhibition of award-winning photographs by Robert Knoth to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
The exhibition runs at the Oxo gallery in London from 18 April to 14 May
Main photo (top)
Ainagul (6) has not grown since the age of three. Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
Ramzes Faisullin (16) has hydrocephalus which causes painful pressure in his head Kurmanova, Russia
Natasha Popova (12) and Vadim Kuleshov (8). Natasha was born with microcephaly, Vadim has a bone disease and a mental disorder. Veznova, Belarus.
Sarova Valentina Iranovna, 71 worked for the army in the closed city of Kurchatov. She became sterile and had a stroke. Kazakhstan.
Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear accident, but its legacy is sadly not unique. A new exhibition of photographs by Robert Knoth documents life in the radioactive ruins of four nuclear disaster sites in the former Soviet Union.
With many governments now advocating a new generation of nuclear power stations, these photographs offer a timely and cautionary reminder of the terrible human costs of nuclear technology – and the deadly consequences when things go wrong.
Fallout: the human cost of nuclear catastrophe is showing at the gallery at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London from 18 April – 14 May 2006. The exhibition is open daily from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free. www.oxotower.co.uk
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