Out of a heap of broken images, Chernobyl seeks World Heritage status
On the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, photographer Gleb Garanich surveys the proposed UNESCO World Heritage site
A mothballed nuclear power station surrounded by wasteland, rubble and abandoned buildings is not what most people associate with a UNESCO World Heritage site. But that is what Ukraine has in mind for Chernobyl. Hoping that such an assignation could draw funding and more tourists, the government has begun a process that could eventually allow it to apply to the UN’s cultural, scientific and education body for protection.