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Photographs reminding us of the past and present

Above: ‘Metropolis’

Above: ‘Relics of the Cold War’

Martin Roemers is a photographer from the Netherlands. He studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands. According to his website, Roemers works on long-term projects like the ones shown above titled ‘Metropolis' and 'Relics of the Cold War’. In ‘Metropolis’, Roemers creates a time lapse effect by using the slow shutter speed technique to have the desired effect. This series is about life in developing cities and it demonstrates the density and populations of Southeast Asian cities. ‘Relics of the Cold War’ on the other hand is about the deserted landscape and architecture of the Cold War. They allow the audience to reminisce the past and see the hidden art from the Cold War. Roemers’ works have appeared in many publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and The New Yorker. He has exhibited in many public, private and corporate collections around the world. He has received awards and recognitions including two World Press Photo Awards.

For more information regarding Roemers’ work, please visit