2006 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Honorable mention

Donald Weber

Polaris Images

25 April, 2005

Viktor Popovichenko (32), takes a tumble after one too many shots of samegun, a homemade vodka that sells for US$ 1 a liter. Viktor drinks a bottle a day. Orane is a nearly deserted village just 30km from Chernobyl, scene of the nuclear disaster of 1986. With no work and few other activities to keep them busy, many residents resort to alcohol to pass the time. A recent World Mental Health survey in Ukraine found that 38.7 percent of men were heavy alcohol users.

About the photographer

Donald Weber

He has since devoted himself to the study of how power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects, recording its secret collaboration with both masters and victims. Web...

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