the beautiful people

jadwiga_b_half-faceJadwiga Bronte, a student at the London College of Communication gained rare access to the residents of an institution in Russia where victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and other disabled or “odd” people are housed to keep them out  of public view. She photographed them, along with parts of the jail they call home for a group exhibition at the college.  Once the blunt-force reality of gene mutation seen in The Invisible People of Belarus fades there’s a tenderness about her subjects, a testament to the sensitivity Bronte approached the project with. See them all HERE.

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