Guillaume Herbaut

05.01.2012 in17:53 in People, Portraits -->


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Guillaume Herbaut, 1970, France, is a documentary photographer with a vast amount of projects and stories in his portfolio. He has been to the region where the Chernobyl disaster happened in 1986 on many occasions. He covered stories on the aftermath, the ghost town of Pripyat which is located only 3 kilometers from the power plant, the nouveau riche coming to build vacation villa’s just 200 meters from the forbidden zone, partying youngsters in the third contaminated zone and many others. He also focused on Hiroshima and Urakami, the Japanese places where the US dropped their atomic bombs. Guillaume has traveled the world to cover often harsh stories, from Chechnya to Mexico and from Georgia to Iran. He has released several books amongst which is La Zone, a sensory journey into the heart of Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. The following images come from the series Chernobyl Riviera, Urakami and Russia: The Slavic Union.

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