Fukushima four years later – a photo story by Arkadiusz Podniesinski


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Nobody would have expected that another super-MCA could happen as it did in Chernobyl in 1986. Nuclear energy was thought to be safe – at least that’s what experts, companies working in this industry and governments claimed. Despite all this, the nuclear disaster occurred in Fukushima in 2011. The news shocked the entire world and was dominating the headlines for months. But as it’s become common in our global fast-paced world, people will even forget or block out tragedies of such dimension rather quickly – at the latest when the next disaster happens. However, we get reminded of such important events in human history when dedicated reporters or photo journalists readdress the issue. That’s just what Polish photographer and filmmaker Arkadiusz Podniesinski did when he recently visited the radioactively contaminated area at Fukushima. On his website you can find an article very much worth reading which I can recommend to everyone interested in that topic. The pictures he shot in and around the contaminated areas are both revealing and creepy. Below I’ve attached just a few of his images to give you a foretaste of the other pictures waiting for you on his website.

POD8572© Arkadiusz Podniesinski

POD6479POD8673 POD9140 POD9335 vlcsnap-2015-09-13-22h41m21s434 vlcsnap-2015-09-13-22h57m10s365© Arkadiusz Podniesinski

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