Prypiat was inhabited by 30 000 residents and located just 3 kilometers from the power plant of Tchernobyl. As they were evacuated the day after the disaster, families could only take few possessions leaving everything they had behind. Today the level of contamination is still very high, making it impossible for people to return. Prypiat has become a ghost town gradually worn down by nature and plundered by the so-called ‘stalkers’.
It was during one of his last trips to the forbidden Zone that Guillaume Herbaut produced this series of photographs. His numerous visits, to identical looted apartments, made him realise that the only thing that remained demonstrating the residents’ presence were the remaining front doors. From the “Ukraine” buildings, each one was photographed by Guillaume Herbaut. These doors, were for him the last family portraits of Prypiat.
The exhibition compromises:
28 prints 60×80
all prints will be delivered in black wooden frames.
LA ZONE published by Naïve Edition. France 2011
Past exhibitions of “Doors of Prypiat”:
Lectoure Festival. Lectoure. France. 2013.
Le carré d’Art. Chartres de Bretagne. France. 2013.
Carré Baudoin, mois de la photo. Paris. 2012.
Exhibition costs available upon request.
Contact: Anna-Maria Pfab +44.7794.347.633