All the world knows about the Chernobyl disaster and is concerned about its impact on the environment. However, not often do we think in which way it influenced the lives of people who felt its consequences the most. Chernobyl's Children Grew Up Exhibition in Kiev, the opening of which takes place on March 15, will tell these unknown stories.
Swiss photographer Niels Ackermann, the winner of several prestigious Swiss photography competitions in 2015, is going to present his latest Chernobyl's Children Grew Up project in Kiev. His works give way to a sensitive depiction of the youth from Slavutich, ‘the youngest town’ in Ukraine. Accompanying a group of adolescents on their way of growing up, he traced the development of young people with their ups and downs, dreams, aspirations and love stories. This sincere report, which shows the youth in search of their own way in life, is an opposition to a negative and devastating image of the Chernobyl disaster.
After the opening ceremony on March 15 at 6 pm, ‘The Future of Chernobyl Youth’ panel discussion will take place at 7:30pm.
Where: National Taras Shevchenko Museum (12 Tarasa Shevchenko blvd., Kiev)
Chernobyl's Children Grew Up Exhibition in Kiev will be on display until March 22, 2016.