Yesterday afternoon DKV inaugurated the exhibition “Monólogo sobre Chernobyl” by the renowned photographer Raúl Moreno at the DKV Tower in Zaragoza, the company's headquarters. This exhibition shows the devastating consequences that the explosion of reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still has among the area's population and environment 32 years later.
Through 25 photographs the exhibition shows the life of the inhabitants of this damned area, their poisoned food and their everyday life, which are the consequences of the largest nuclear disaster in history three decades later. “The project focuses on the food grown by the people who still live there, people who have returned to their villages because they don't know or want to live anywhere else despite the land being poisoned and the vegetables in their gardens or the fish in the rivers being contaminated by Cesium-137”, explains Moreno.
Esta exposición se enmarca dentro de un ciclo dedicado a DKV ARTERIA que tiene lugar del 18 de septiembre al 4 de noviembre en la sala multiusos de la Torre DKV de Zaragoza (Avda. María Zambrano, 31). The full agenda can be found on here.
DKV Seguros promotes the DKV ARTERIA art programme, with several activities designed to foster artistic creation as a path for communication and expression and a means of promoting health and developing personal potential. Given the benefits that art and creativity can have on our well-being, the company is carrying out a programme of activities designed to improving citizens' health through art.
Within the framework of the DKV ARTERIA programme, in recent years the company has increased its support of research and production programmes. One of them is the DKV grant awarded to Raúl Moreno, the author of the exhibition, at the Photography and Journalism Session in Albarracín (worth €10,000), which frames this new block of contents in the Exhibition Hall of the DKV Tower.
Another activity part of this new cycle about DKV ARTERIA is Ricardo García Vilanova's conference “Cobertura en zonas de guerra”, which will take place on 26 September at 7.00pm and addresses the role of photographers that work with the pain of others in situations where, first and foremost, respect and empathy must be kept due to the human tragedies that occur in these contexts. By means of a pair of videos and a series of photographs, we are taken on a tour of true stories that address different aspects of work and ethics as well as the context in which this type of profession is performed within the frame of the current wars.
García Vilanova has been a freelance photographer and cameraman for 15 years that specialises in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. In the past five years he has covered the Arab springs (starting in Libya in 2011 and in Syria from 2011 to 2017) and has worked in other countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, CAR, Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Lebanon and Bangladesh, among others. Since 2011 he has been engaged in a photography project called Ascenso y caída del Isis (2012 - 2018) in Libya, Iraq and Syria. This project is a chronicle of the Isis in these three counties, covering the battles in their capitals (Sirte, Mosul and Raqqa) and other lesser important battles in Kobane, Sinjar and Tall Mar.