Atomic City

PhotographerSteffen Schraegle
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHallwangen, Germany
Entry Description

On a recent road trip through the Western U.S., I stumbled upon the eerie town of Atomic City, ID—home of the world's first fatal nuclear reactor accident (1961). On this grey, snowy day I wanted to capture the feeling of time standing still. To me it looked as if nothing had changed since 1961—as if the accident had just happened, and all that remained were a few houses and a bar.

About Photographer

Steffen Schraegle is an internationally recognized photographer known for his powerful landscape, architectural, and automotive/CGI imagery. His work reflects his deep curiosity in diverse environments and cultures. He lives in both Germany and Spain.