Collaborating with Slavutych citizens and previous residents of Pripyat, the Chernobyl library was formed using the photographic process of cyanotype to combine imagery of the now exclusion zone with typographic pieces and responses from those living in the satellite city of Slavutych, Ukraine. This work formed part of Chernobyling Festival 2017.
With our upcoming Chernobyl Exhibitions, I have taken the opportunity to make some new negatives and make some new prints on a larger scale. These are replicating the scale of newsprint from 1986, the way in which the news would have been received here in the UK and across Europe. Big thanks to 26:86 Collective leader and all round marvel, artist Claire A Baker for getting me access to a mighty exposure unit!