Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Martin Roemers

METROPOLIS (2010-ongoing)

In his long-running project METROPOLIS Martin Roemers photographs cities with a population of more than ten million. The key question is how people can live in such a crowded and overwhelming environment. His photos suggest that despite the chaos, the cities have managed to preserve their human dimension. Look at the little stories that take place in the midst of the hustle and bustle: that of the street vendor, the commuter, the tourist, the passer-by. Everyone seeks his own direction in the modern, urban society.

  • METROPOLIS (2010-ongoing)

  • METROPOLIS (2010-ongoing)

  • METROPOLIS (2010-ongoing)

  • METROPOLIS (2010-ongoing)

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Martin Roemers

KABUL PORTRAITS (Afghanistan, 2002)

Martin Roemers photographs the consequences of conflicts and wars. For KABUL PORTRAITS Roemers did portraits of Dutch soldiers in the ISAF, the international force that was to provide security for the new Afghan government and its capital. For these he used an antique dry plate camera that he borrowed from an Afghan street photographer. The exposure times ran ten seconds per photo. For his series BETWEEN HOSTILE NEIGHBOURS, in 1999 and 2000 Martin Roemers followed Dutch NATO soldiers in Kosovo for eight months, where Serbs and Albanians were still out for each other's blood.

  • KABUL PORTRAITS (Afghanistan, 2002)

    Martin Roemers photographs the consequences of conflicts and wars. For KABUL PORTRAITS Roemers did portraits of Dutch soldiers in the ISAF, the international force that was to provide security for the new Afghan government and its capital. For these he used an antique dry plate camera that he borrowed from an Afghan street photographer. The exposure times ran ten seconds per photo. For his series BETWEEN HOSTILE NEIGHBOURS, in 1999 and 2000 Martin Roemers followed Dutch NATO soldiers in Kosovo for eight months, where Serbs and Albanians were still out for each other's blood.

  • KABUL PORTRAITS (Afghanistan, 2002)

  • KABUL PORTRAITS (Afghanistan, 2002)

  • KABUL PORTRAITS (Afghanistan, 2002)

  • BETWEEN HOSTILE NEIGHBOURS (Kosovo, 1999-2000)

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Martin Roemers

RELICS OF THE COLD WAR (1998-2004)

Every war, lost or won, has its monuments and places of remembrance - except, noted Martin Roemers, the Cold War. At the most, there are still traces of it in the landscape, which will disappear with the passage of time. In RELICS OF THE COLD WAR (1998-2004) Roemers focuses on the physical remains of this war which was never really fought. He photographed former barracks, old bunkers, deserted atomic bomb shelters and left over military ordnance. The Cold War was a period with massive armies and immense defense expenditures. This era of tension between East and West came to an end in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • RELICS OF THE COLD WAR (1998-2004)

    Every war, lost or won, has its monuments and places of remembrance - except, noted Martin Roemers, the Cold War. At the most, there are still traces of it in the landscape, which will disappear with the passage of time. In RELICS OF THE COLD WAR (1998-2004) Roemers focuses on the physical remains of this war which was never really fought. He photographed former barracks, old bunkers, deserted atomic bomb shelters and left over military ordnance. The Cold War was a period with massive armies and immense defense expenditures. This era of tension between East and West came to an end in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • RELICS OF THE COLD WAR (1998-2004)

Between Hostile Neighbours
2001

Between Hostile Neighbours

Martin Roemers

Biography

Martin Roemers (Netherlands, 1962) studied photography at the art academy in Enschede. He has exhibited worldwide and his work is included in various public collections. In 2006 he won a World Press Photo Award. In 2009 his book Relics of the Cold War appeared, about the deserted landscapes and architecture from the Cold War era.

Interview Martin Roemers 2011

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50

Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00