After Chernobyl (20/40)

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In 2007, Olga Feshenko suggested hope for Ivankiv's future. At fifteen, she seemed happy riding bikes and flirting with her boyfriend Vanya Kulik, left. A year later, Olga was the youngest widow in Ivankiv, Ukraine. She got pregnant soon after this photo, and married Vanya. When their baby was 2 months old, Vanya died in a car crash. Now Olga is eighteen. She lives with her new husband and is committed to finishing high school. Despite everything, she plans to stay here.  <br />
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2010.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  8/2007    File#:  Canon 20D digital camera frame 14541 <br />
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Original caption: .Photo title:.Olga and Vanya before they married..Caption:.In 2007, Olga Feshenko represented hope for Ivankiv's future to me. At fifteen, she was an orphan living with her grandparents, yet nevertheless seemed happy, riding bikes and flirting with her boyfriend Vanya Kulik, left...A year later, Olga was Ivankiv's youngest widow. She got pregnant soon after this photo, and married Vanya. When their baby was 2 months old, Vanya died in a car crash. Olga's grandfather also died that summer...Now Olga is seventeen. She lives with her new husband. She spends most of her time with her son Vova, but is committed to finishing her last year of high school. Despite everything, she plans to stay here...Quote: none.-------------------..
In 2007, Olga Feshenko suggested hope for Ivankiv's future. At fifteen, she seemed happy riding bikes and flirting with her boyfriend Vanya Kulik, left. A year later, Olga was the youngest widow in Ivankiv, Ukraine. She got pregnant soon after this photo, and married Vanya. When their baby was 2 months old, Vanya died in a car crash. Now Olga is eighteen. She lives with her new husband and is committed to finishing high school. Despite everything, she plans to stay here.
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