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Tetiana Sivokon

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A character with journalism degree, camera and wild dreams.

Chernobyl
Kyiv

I was grown in Chornobyl. Well, I thought like that when I was a kid. My region was very polluted and I decided that I live in the worst city of Ukraine (read – world) – Chornobyl. But let’s start from the beginning. Now I have to tell you MY story. Well… This night while I was sleeping I raised, took my camera and made a photo of a sunrise. You could say that is mad and I agree with you. But a friend of mine said that I even can make a good picture with eyes closed. Well, I’m a photographer - making pictures is my greatest happiness, even if i sleep. One more story about sleeping. Once I had to spend a night in bushes in Norway. I switched dates of my flight after exhausting and amusing hitchhiking trip. So after a week of eating only oatmeal, after crossing whole Norway by hitchhiking, after climbing to Trolltunga and swimming (without any skill of swimming) in fjords I ended up spending cold night in bushes. Suppose is enough stories about sleeping. But after one trip I spent a few nights with my eyes opened. It was after visiting Chornobyl. You know my specific interest to Chornobyl from a childhood. In university I studied Chornobyl journalism, read all books about the ghost-city and made a strong decision to visit it. There I realized that is more like amusement park for 80% of visitors and they don’t feel the sight of empty windows. They don’t hear tires of buses which took away thousands of families. Is a sober story about tragical mistakes and overconfidence. But in the dead city you understand that life is a huge present. Is like to heal from cancer. You wanna live, breathe, discover new places, conquer peaks and love. I had the same effect, so I’ve tested myself in different spheres – I was an actress, streamer, model scout, I’ve learnt English, travelled more, became an owner of a puggy . And now I wanna share my experience and insights with you. I’m ready to help you to explore each part of the world around me. Come on, join my tours;)

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