Stalking Chernobyl: People in the Film

Stalking Chernobyl
Photo credit: Serega Strange

For Stalking Chernobyl, we were privileged to speak with and receive assistance from an amazing collection of people. Below is information about some of them.

Guido van Helten

Guido van Helten is an Australian artist who creates large-scale public works through painting and photography. Through creating mural works on a large scale, his practice has evolved into an exploration of human identity in connection with our urban environment under the broader topic of architectural sociology. One of his murals is a tribute to Igor Kostin, one of the first photographers on the scene in Chernobyl.

Igor Kostin

Igor Kostin was a photographer for Novosti Press Agenct in Kiev, Ukraine. He one of the five photographers in the world to take pictures of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Vladimir Shevchenko

Vladimir Shevchenko was a Soviet filmmaker who filmed at the Chernobyl power plant within days of the nuclear accident. He died of radiation sickness in 1987. He is best known for his documentary on Chernobyl, Chernobyl: A Chronicle of Difficult Weeks (1986). As part of first film team on location, he filmed the immediate results of the disaster at the nuclear plant.