14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

Kharytyna Descha from the village of Teremtsi,Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, is the oldest inhabitant of the abandoned area. She is 96 years old. She lives alone and can't take good care of herself but her son and relatives come from Kiev from time to time to check up on her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: village of Teremtsi, Ukraine
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Alina Rudya