Twenty years ago today, the most disastrous nuclear power accident in history occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine, exposing humans to toxic levels of radioactivity. The aftermath can be seen in residents both near and far. In this gallery, Russian-born photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov shows the human and environmental costs of the tragedy.
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine — Workers arrive at the train station next to the nuclear power station, 2000. They have come from the town of Slavutych, which was built for them after Chernobyl became contaminated. Security is extremely tight at the station.
The nightmare of Chernobyl continues to be a painful reality for those exposed to its radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl Legacy, Paul Fusco faces the human tragedy of the world's worst nuclear energy disaster.
by Harry Gruyaert
Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert draws creative inspiration from the places where earth meets sea. And while the shoreline may not be always be the main focus of his pictures, it forms a backdrop as regular as the pounding surf.
Book of the Week: Living Apart: South Africa Under Apartheid
by Ian Berry
As South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on April 27, Magnum and Slate look back on the apartheid era of institutionalized racism and segregation. “Apartheid” comes from the Afrikaans word meaning "apartness," and photographer Ian Berry examines it in stark bluntness here, capturing a society “living apart” in the same space — but coming together in the end.
Zoom In: Jazz in New Orleans
by Magnum Photographers
Despite the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will occur April 28-30 and May 5-7. In appreciation of the city and its contribution to jazz, Magnum and Slate present a gallery honoring the Big Easy’s music scene.