Chernobyl: The Aftermath of Wormwood Part 2

Chernobyl: The Aftermath of Wormwood Part 2.

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes.  

     Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Trees, Chernobyl, 2013.

The area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is a radioactive wilderness, a toxic legacy, and a tragic reminder of the dark side of nuclear power.

Today, the raw power of nature meets our technical arrogance and is destroying our cities and our environments. This unimaginable power that unleashes terrifying quantities of radiation, hardly bears thinking about.  But we must think about it.

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Windows, Chernobyl, 2013

I enjoy exploring concepts of personal artistic expression, which are supported by experimenting with different techniques and processes. These two images are from earlier projects in the year, both taken with Kodak Ektachrome.

Please join us next week at  Arch 402, Cremer Street, Hoxton, London. E2 H8D for our BA Exhibition. Private view Thursday eve 6 – 9pm. It’s going to be a great night!

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Chernobyl: The Aftermath of Wormwood by Dawn Adams

Today is the anniversary of the world’s most serious accident in the history of the nuclear industry.  On 26th April 1986 at 1:24am, reactor No.4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine exploded after a systems maintenance test went disastrously wrong.  It is the only accident to date in the history of commercial nuclear power to sustain fatalities from radiation.

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Reactor No.4, Chernobyl, Ukraine, 2012.

Chernobyl is a significant historic disaster, which has resulted in a perpetual legacy of dire circumstances on human health and the environment.  A terrain of over 260,000 square kilometres has been left highly contaminated by this catastrophic event.  It is estimated that normal levels of radiation will only return to these areas in approximately 100,000 years.

ImageChernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, 2012.

My final major project Chernobyl: The Aftermath of Wormwood will be exhibited at the Hoxton Arches, Gallery 402, London from 21st – 24th May, along with 14 other graduating students from the University of Kent.

 

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Today is the anniversary of the world’s most serious accident in the history of the nuclear industry.  On 26th April 1986 at 1:24am, reactor No.4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine exploded after a systems maintenance test went disastrously wrong.  It is the only accident to date in the history of commercial nuclear power to sustain fatalities from radiation.

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Reactor No.4, Chernobyl, Ukraine, 2012.

Chernobyl is a significant historic disaster, which has resulted in a perpetual legacy of dire circumstances on human health and the environment.  A terrain of over 260,000 square kilometres has been left highly contaminated by this catastrophic event.  It is estimated that normal levels of radiation will only return to these areas in approximately 100,000 years.

 ImageChernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, 2012.

My study aims to show the radioactive wilderness that remains today.  A tragic reminder of what happens when science…

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Ghosts of Power

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Ghosts of Power

This is a study of decommissioned power stations in the South East of England. These once functional architectural structures hover over our landscapes as echoes of their former importance.

They are symbols of mans progress that in the past have supplied energy and power that is essential to our daily lives. Today they sit quietly, waiting for their futures to be decided.

18 Seconds

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This is an experiment in the moving image, following a project brief from Uni as part of my BA in photography.

The imagery was inspired by the song “18 Seconds”, itself inspired by the following statistic:

“According to the World Health Organisation, every 18 seconds someone in the world becomes infected with HIV”.

18 Seconds is performed by Seven Words, available from iTunes.

Whitstable

Whitstable is one of my favorite places in Kent to visit, it never disappoints! It’s an area full of great food and hidden treasures ready to be photographed and discovered. These were taken on my birthday in September while my husband patiently read his kindle 🙂 I decided to post them as black and white as I think they show a certain tranquil atmosphere, I hope you like them!

A TOWN UNEARTHED.

One of my summer projects was to photograph an archaeological dig in Folkestone, Kent. This is a three year scheme that is working closely with the local community to document the archaeological heritage of Folkestone.  I chose to use my old Bronica ETR as I enjoy working in film and thought that the fine grain would compliment this project.