First at Chernobyl, Burning StillFrom the New York Times, photographer James Hill’s photo essay: “What they described in newspapers and magazines — it was all rubbish,” said Anatoly Rasskazov, the station photographer who was there that day. “The ruins that I photographed from the ground and the upper part were retouched so it couldn’t be seen that there was a ray coming from there, that everything was glowing,” he said. “Just a ruin. So as not to get the public up in arms.” Here. Make sure you check out the multimedia gallery.