SHADOWS OF WORMWOOD


 "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp,
and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;​ 
And the name of the star is called Wormwood:
and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
The Holy Bible
Rev 8:10-11

This project is my personal discovery of my fears and horrible things that my parents frightened me in my childhood. All our young generation is some kind of aftermath of the Chernobyl tragedy, because we grew up with Chernobyl in our mind and consciousness. This project is about nature and people that live in the Exclusion Zone and in the villages close to the fence. In this terrible example we can see how easy to ruin everything and lose the balance of our life. This project is about the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster that changed everybody’s life forever.

"If you don't respect the Zone it'll definitely kill you but if your heart is full of love and sympathy to it and people who suffered and died here, the Zone will not touch you."
Nykolay Yakushyn
priest of Yllynskaya Church,
the only working church in Chernobyl