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"The vodka was supposed to cleanse our thyroid glands"
Igor Kostin on his Chernobyl photos

Christine Daum, Igor Kostin

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Igor Kostin took the first photo of the exploded reactor in Chernobyl and later joined the "liquidators" clearing away contaminated debris. Later he documented the evacuation of people from the thirty kilometre zone, and over the next seventeen years photographed the visible and invisible consequences of the contamination. Here he talks about his life work.

(Web Special, pp. 1–5)

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