“Chernobyl” writer asks tourists to respect the site after nude photo shoots in Pripyat [NSFW]

Jun 17, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

“Chernobyl” writer asks tourists to respect the site after nude photo shoots in Pripyat [NSFW]

Jun 17, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Shortly after it was first aired, TV series Chernobyl took the world by storm. Expectedly, its enormous popularity has taken even more tourists to already quite visited abandoned town of Pripyat. One Instagrammer even set a nude photo shoot at the nuclear disaster site. So, Chernobyl writer, Craig Mazin, recently publicly asked people to respect the site and remember that it was a place of tragedy.

According to some reports, tourism at Pripyat has increased by 40% since the series started airing. In the age where Instagram likes are everything, it’s no surprise that some people are doing everything to get them. Even if it means undressing and posing for photos at the site where a terrible disaster took place.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByXy2MIoSxb/

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Some photos from the Zone of Exclusion have made Craig Mazin speak out. In a tweet, he reminded people that a terrible tragedy occurred at the site and that they should show respect for “all who suffered and sacrificed.”

https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/1138576162781683712

Chernobyl’s exclusion zone is already on a “bucket list” of many photographers and urban explorers (myself included). DIYP has featured plenty of great photos from there, but all of them are tasteful and the photographers were respectful to the site. However, the TV series Chernobyl has made the place more popular than ever practically overnight. As a consequence, people rushed in to take Instagram-worthy photos. And not surprisingly, some of these people don’t have the slightest respect for the terrible tragedy that occurred there.

I say “not surprisingly” because we’ve seen cases like this before. In 2017, a photographer and his model got arrested over a nude photo shoot at an ancient Egyptian temple. The following year, a couple got under investigation over another nude photo shoot in Egypt, this time atop the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was just a few months ago that Auschwitz Museum asked its visitors to stop using the camp’s railway track as a balance beam. When it comes to Instagram shoots, it seems that some people won’t respect anything, whether it’s a picturesque neighborhood, an ancient monument, or a place of tragedy.

I certainly understand why Chernobyl is so popular. It’s currently the highest-rated TV series on IMDb, and in my opinion, it definitely deserves the current 9.6 score. But to anyone who treats the site with disrespect, I have one thing to say. If you take inappropriate photos from the exclusion zone, they may popular on Instagram. But keep in mind that you wouldn’t get a “like” from anyone who had to suffer through that terrible tragedy 33 years ago. Remember that before you act like a jerk just for the sake of Instagram likes.

[via FStoppers]

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10 responses to ““Chernobyl” writer asks tourists to respect the site after nude photo shoots in Pripyat [NSFW]”

  1. Klár Máté Avatar
    Klár Máté

    Disgusting

  2. Дмитрий Коротков Avatar
    Дмитрий Коротков

    Read what the author of photos writes! Even in your post! The photographer writes that he did not arrange a photo session in Pripyat, the photo session was in Russia, Novosibirsk. He simply put the Geotag Pripyat and all the media began to write loud headlines. Check the information before publication, and then you can get a lawsuit for defamation

    1. 孟恬 Avatar
      孟恬

      How does that cheap excuse matter?

      1. Дмитрий Коротков Avatar
        Дмитрий Коротков

        cheap excuse? That is, in your opinion, to put a geotag is a crime?

  3. Martin Roth Avatar
    Martin Roth

    After looking at this Instagram creatures profile, it’s kinda ridiculous. Typical instaham story. Apparently she got a ton of negative comments and replied she did out of respect for the victims of Chernobyl. Riiiiiiight!!! You did it for stupid likes.

  4. Babok Song Avatar
    Babok Song

    there will always be idiots taking nude photos showing off their butt

  5. John W. O'Brien III Avatar
    John W. O’Brien III

    who cares who shoots what where…. the exclusion zone isn’t a graveyard, or hollowed ground… get over yourselves…

  6. John W. O'Brien III Avatar
    John W. O’Brien III

    haters gonna hate….
    that shot sitting in the window, is a great shot.
    the exclusion zone isn’t a literal graveyard, it isn’t hallowed ground.
    is HBO the only one allowed to profit from the Chernobyl disaster?

    at least these people are Russian…

    1. alex williams Avatar
      alex williams

      Indeed!

  7. Michal Avatar
    Michal

    yeah, making money from TV show is OK but making photo not :)