Ghosts of Chernobyl, of Grzegorz Sawa-Boryslawski

Wroclaw, Poland

This years' 26th April is the 30th anniversary of the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history. Over 50.000 people were evacuated after 4th Reactor had blown in two days. People were leaving their homes in a hurry taking just a bag with them.

After that, the 35km area around power plant was closed and it remains closed 'til today with army guarding on every road. Grzegorz Sawa-Boryslawski's exhibition will include pinhole photographs taken in restricted entry area, the first ever from Chernobyl, Pripyat and other villages around.

They were made with self made camera and printed in 1900's cyanotype process -mofidied chemically by the author.

Grzegorz Sawa-Boryslawski is a polish photographer, musician, graphic designer who began taking photographs in the mid 1990's. Since around 2005 focused on pinhole and zone plate photography.

Studied photography at Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland (master degree, work about light in pinhole photography) and Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Receiver of numerous photography awards.

Works with multiple camera/film combinations, mostly done by himself. Frequently uses classic techniques like talbotype and cyanotype process with new chemical ideas. Took first ever pinhole photographs from Chernobyl radioactive zone in 2014 and then again in 2015. He is also musician, music producer, composer and mastering engineer focused od vinyl records.


Place: Fàbrica Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt