woensdag 3 juni 2009

Relics of the Cold War Martin Roemers Photography

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.

Among other series, Martin Roemers (Netherlands, b. 1962) has done photo essays on the dispatch of Dutch troops to the Balkans and Afghanistan. He has published in international magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Der Spiegel and NRC Handelsblad. RELICS OF THE COLD WAR is a work in progress

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