‘Photography may have the power to inform, but I think it has very little power to change things’.
– Thomas Hoepker, photographer,
in his photo essay entitled ‘World of Changes’ on Magnum Photos
Yet another teaching/learning resource found via Slate.com.
For instance, there are these shocking pictures in a slideshow format, accompanied by gutwrenching audio commentary and a haunting soundtrack, on the horrors of Chernobyl:
On April 26th, 1986, Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4 unleashed a thoroughly modern plague that emptied cities, condemned entire regions, and seeped invisibly into the bodies of those exposed to its destructive presence.
Photographer Paul Fusco faces the dark legacy of Chernobyl, focusing on the horrifying human consequences of the event that is now 20 years in the past.
The interface in which the photo essays are presented is excellent in how it allows the viewer to navigate the photo essay. Enjoy.