Photographer Alex Cheban has taken numerous photos of Chernobyl’s graffiti — you can see many more shots at his website.
Even though Pripyat is by no means a hopping town, people are still dismayed by the street artists. Notes Cheban (via Google Translate):
There is a view that is the desecration of graves, but I think this is one of the forms of modern art in the urban environment. This is just a platform, which now is an incredible stimulus for the tourism, creative and implementation of various art projects.
I think it’s fascinating that street art, which is often branded and stereotyped as a sign of urban decay, has become a signifier of an active human presence in Pripyat. Here are some more photos from Cheban.
[Via English Russia]