Chernobyl anniversary: Magnum photographs of children born in the wake of the nuclear disaster. (PHOTOS)

Chernobyl anniversary: Magnum photographs of children born in the wake of the nuclear disaster. (PHOTOS)

Collected images.
April 26 2011 7:05 AM

The Legacy of Chernobyl

Paul Fusco photographs the children born within the radiation zone.

Note: This video contains some disturbing images.

From 1997 to 2000, Paul Fusco made repeated trips to the areas surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear plant. What was meant to be a quick visit turned into a long-term project as he found himself overwhelmed by the fate of the children born within the radiation zone of Chernobyl and the love that their caregivers provided. In this multimedia piece, featuring images from his trips, Fusco reflects on the horrific legacy of the Chernobyl disaster.

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