More about our upcoming Chernobyl Photo Exhibition
We've had a lot of interest about our event, so we thought we provide some more details about Chrissy, the photographer.
On Sunday 15th March 2020, we will be displaying a photography exhibition showcasing images from Chernobyl disaster.
Who is Chrissy Eastwood?
Christine (Chrissy) Eastwood is from Linthwaite, Huddersfield. Whilst completing her BA course in Photography at the Batley College of Art, she visited Chernobyl to take photographs for her final year project.
"My fascination of abandoned spaces inspired my idea to visit the Chernobyl and capture the solitude within the 30km zone."
Chrissy first visited in February 2014 on a regular 2 day trip with 5 other people. Sleeping in the zone, she was taken to the usual landmark areas. She then returned in June with another photographer, Bryn Griffiths Hasselblad, Master of 2014. Choosing a private tour, it gave them much more access and insight into the zone. They visited local villages where people still live and also captured robot testing pools which were previously children’s rehabilitation pools at the hospital.
Her project earned her not only a 1st Class honours but also receive a highly commended in the prestigious British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) UK Student Awards. Her photos have been exhibited at various venues in London including Somerset House Arts Centre.
“I really enjoyed my photography degree and I’m very pleased to have been recognised in the BIPP awards.”
For everybody interested in the technical information, Chrissy used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera. The images were processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. She also used Nik Colour Efex Pro software to desaturate the colours.
Our Event on Sunday 15th March 2020
We will be showcasing Chrissy's photos at Huddersfield Ukrainian Club on Sunday 15th March 2020, from 3pm.
This is a free to attend event but we would welcome a donation to our chosen charity, The Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Charity (CCLL).
Chrissy will be selling some of her amazing prints and donating a percentage of the sales to the charity. She will also be available to have a chat with on the day.
The CCLL are an amazing charity which we regularly work alongside to support the children and their families of the Chernobyl disaster. Please help us support this charity by making a donation or purchasing one or more of the prints.
Here is a photograph showing the children that visited Huddersfield Ukrainian Club in 2019.