The last global farmers shelter in rifts and unreachable ravines enveloped in loneliness huddle on the margins and scraps of earth still damp from warm, organic contact and human touch. Precarious land that is alive because of extreme poverty.
Diana Markosian (www.dianamarkosian.com), born in 1989 in Moscow and moved to the United States as a child. She is currently based in Chechnya, where she is documenting a new generation of Chechens who are growing up in the shadow of war.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident. I traveled to Chernobyl (Ukraine) to document a village which was never evacuated. When I drove through the settlement, I noticed homes that had been left destroyed and abandoned.
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