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Teenage dancers wait backstage for their turn to perform during a Slavutych city concert. The Chernobyl plant once funded many cultural programs. Now the city struggles with decreased resources due to layoffs at the plant. Mayor Volodymyr Udovychenko blames politics, not the accident, for the area’s decline. <br />
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2013.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  2/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 54699<br />
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Teenage dancers wait backstage for their turn to perform during a Slavutych city concert. The Chernobyl plant once funded many cultural programs. Now the city struggles with decreased resources due to layoffs at the plant. Mayor Volodymyr Udovychenko blames politics, not the accident, for the area’s decline.
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster...
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