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- DescriptionSince 2008, photographer Andrej Krementschouk took several trips to Cherbyl, venturing into the restricted area around the reactor. While the hardcover volume Cherbyl Zone (I) shows pictures he took of the rural landscape, this softcover volume presents his photographs of the deserted urban zone, as well as historic images from the area. The pictures of Prypiat, evacuated on 27 April 1986, show a ghost town where nature is reclaiming the cityscape, leaving the traces of human habitation to gradually disappear.
- Author BiographyAndrej Krementschouk was born in 1973 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia. His varied career includes a completed apprenticeship as a restorer of icons and metal objets d'art, a diploma degree as chorus director, work as a freelance jeweller and restorer of icons, and a diploma degree in Communication Design with a focus in photography. Chernobyl Zone (II) is his fourth book published at Kehrer Verlag, after No Direction Home (2009, winner of PDN Photo Annual 2010), Come Bury Me (2010) and Chernobyl Zone (I) (2011). Esther Ruelfs is an art historian who specializes in photography. She has curated several large-scale photographic exhibition projects for major German museums, such as the Museum Folkwang Essen and the Fotomuseum at the Munchner Stadtmuseum, as well as the photo festival Images Recalled in 2009. Wolfgang Kil is a freelance art critic and publicist. Publishes on art, photography and architecture.
- PublisherKehrer Verlag
- Date of Publication27/10/2011
- Place of PublicationHeidelberg
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintKehrer Verlag
- Content Note60
- Weight551 g
- Width215 mm
- Height300 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Artist(s)Andrej Krementschouk
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