Travel Photography: The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Date: April, 2019
Photos from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone 2 – The Abandoned City of Pripyat
In this gallery of photos from The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone I have focused on the abandoned city of Pripyat. The city was founded in 1970 and was built by the Soviet Union to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. The city had a population of nearly 50,000 by the time it was evacuated on April 27, 1986, the day after the disaster at the Chernobyl Plant.