Chernobyl - originally an ancient town in the Ukraine, 100 kilometers from Kiev - is now synonymous with the biggest nuclear disaster in the history of mankind. The accident, which called for hundreds of lives and forced tens of thousands of people from surrounding towns and villages to leave their homes.
Since 2008, the photographer Andrej Krementschouk traveled back in the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the reactor. "Chernobyl zone (I)" shows his observations from rural habitat.
Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv