An exhibition of photographic art of Philip Grossman dedicated to the Chernobyl tragedy opened in New York in Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery (see exhibition leaflet).
The exhibition received its name – ‘500,000 Voices of Chernobyl’ – from the number of people who were involved in the recovery efforts. The photos were taken by Philip Grossman during his several trips to Ukraine to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The photographer plans to visit Belarusian Palessie State Radiological and Ecological Reserve.
The exhibition was organised by the Russian American Foundation in cooperation with the New York Post. Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Andrei Dapkiunas and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Yuri Sergeyev took part and spoke at the opening ceremony.
The head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission to the United Nations noted in his address at the opening ceremony that Belarus got an un-proportionately severe blow as a result of the Chernobyl disaster and was playing an active role in facilitating international cooperation on rehabilitation and sustainable development of the affected regions.