Antonín Kratochvíl lives in New York and is a founding member of the VII photo agency. In his photo- journalistic work, he focuses on human tragedies, social unrest

and war.

Chernobyl, exclusion zone, 2009. The

old woman is forced out of her home by the authorities. She has been living here all her life, and both her husband and

her son are buried on the grounds. The woman is in great distress, as she fears that she might not be reunited with her loved ones in the afterlife if she is sent

to Kiev and dies there.

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