Chernobyl – Reading List

Destruction in Chernobyl kindergarten.
Abandoned notebooks and books in kindergarten. Chernobyl, Ukraine

My original concept for PHO702 pre-Covid was to travel to Chernobyl, researching the visual landscape. As Covid has restricted our travel this project has now been placed on hold until a further date.


Chernobyl Prayer : Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich.
Penguin Classics. ISBN 9780241270530.

Chernobyl : History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy.
Penguin Books. ISBN 9780141988351.

Midnight in Chernobyl : The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster The Cheap Fast Free Post by Adam Higginbotham.
Corgi. ISBN 0552172898

Chernobyl A Stalkers Guide : by Darmon Richter.
Fuel Publishing. ISBN 1916218423.

Chernobyl – The Hidden Legacy. by Mittica, Pierpaolo, Rosenblum, Naomi, Bertell, Dr. Rosalie.
Trolley Books. ISBN 9781904563587.

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future by Kate Brown.
Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN 9780141988542.

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay by Siobhan Lyons.
Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030066512.

Chernobyl – what have we learned? : the successes and failures to mitigate water contamination over 20 years by Yasuo OnishiO. V Voæiëtìsekhovich (Oleg V.)Mark J Zheleznyak.
Dordrecht : Springer. ISBN 9781402053481.

Visual Artists

David McMillan
Gerd Ludwig
Iain Bolton
Maciek Nabrdalik


Return To Chernobyl (2019)
Discovery – Documentary

The Real Chernobyl
Sky Documentary

Chernobyl: Radiophobia
Sky Atlantic

Abandoned Engineering : Silent Cities

Sky Atlantic

Inside Chernobyl with Ben Fogle
Channel 5 Documentary


Burying Chernobyl : (2015). Episode 1 & 2
BBC Radio 4.