The New York Times' Lens Blog has this photo gallery of an Ukranian town near Chernobyl by photojournalist Diana Markosian. The fascinating thing about this town is that, out of the original 1000 residents, only five families remain. The rest evacuated after the disaster 25 years ago.
But life can be grim and lonely. Twenty-five years ago, Ms. Masanovitz was a nurse. Her husband was a farmer on a collective farm. Now he spends his time drinking.
While she was photographing the couple one day, Ms. Markosian watched as Ms. Masanovitz picked up the phone in astonishment. It was the first time it had worked in a year.
You can see more photos directly on Diana Markosian's website. The above image is courtesy of the photographer.
|Jason Bognacki's Experimental Camera Lens Hacks|
|The Bridge at Hoover Dam|
|Photos of Paris' Anonymous Railway Line|
|International Pillow Fight #pillowfightday|
|Intense Action Photography|
|“The static fire is one of the last major tests prior to the maiden launch.”|
|“People are getting rid of their cash.”|
|“To create particles with negative mass.”|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“World's first passenger drone.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Changes to the platform announced by Zuckerberg, will likely make the problem worse.”|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”|
|How to Escape Planet Earth|
|“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”|