The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was recognized as the largest man-made disaster of the century. Bigger than I is the result of Olga Bubich’s observations of the lives of "Chernobyl children" from the groups she personally worked with as a teacher and translator. They are the kids of Belarus, officially living on the territories contaminated by radiation. But often they have no idea of being labelled as such. Few of them know what radiation actually is. Bigger than I includes interviews and fragments of sincere talks with the kids, family archives and passport photographs made in the early 2000s, as well as numerous pictures she made during her foreign trips as a part of humanitarian missions. In total—almost 20 years of work reflecting the passage from childhood to adulthood for many of Bubich’s little friends, now – university and college graduates, mothers and partners, brave and critical, sometimes crazy and sometimes doubtful. But anyway – having experienced "the bigger world". And thus, hopefully, feeling what true freedom is.
Olga Bubich (Minsk, Belarus) - freelance art-critic, photographer, photobooks reviewer, lecturer. On a regular basis collaborates with Bird in Flight online magazine, Photographer.ru, OnAir etc. Series and single photographs have been exhibited in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Italy and the Netherlands.