Photographing Life After Nuclear Disaster

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Photographer Michael Forster Rothbart has taken pictures of Bhopal and spent two years living in Chernobyl. He’s also photographed the Semi Polygon nuclear test site in Kazakhstan. He has first-hand knowledge of what happens once the news cameras leave and life continues in places changed forever by nuclear disaster. He shares some of the images and stories that have stayed with him after traveling through towns hit by calamity.

His current national traveling exhibition is called “After Chernobyl.”

Photo from "After Chernobyl"
Photo from "After Chernobyl" ( Michael Forster Rothbart )
Photo from "After Chernobyl"
Photo from "After Chernobyl" ( Michael Forster Rothbart )
Photo from "After Chernobyl"
Photo from "After Chernobyl" ( Michael Forster Rothbart )
Photo from "After Chernobyl"
Photo from "After Chernobyl" ( Michael Forster Rothbart )
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