Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Relics of the Cold War.

Relics of the Cold War. Photographs by Martin Roemers. Hatje Cantz, 2010. 144 pp., 73 colour illustrations, 10x11¼". View inside this book here.

Dutch documentary photographer Martin Roemers studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands.

He has published four books, had his work included in numerous publications and exhibited widely.

In 'Relics of the Cold War' he examines the remains of the cold war era, and the area on both sides of the former iron curtain, which for this period separated east and west Europe.

"For over ten years he repeatedly traveled through formerly hostile countries on both sides of the line: through eastern and western Germany, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine , and other former East Bloc nations.

He descended into underground tunnels; photographed abandoned control centers, old barracks, wrecked tanks, and ruined statues.

In his images the era of enmity, the politics of deterrence, and the arms race appear ongoing and vivid, serving as a reminder for a future of peace."
-- part of publisher's description.

You can also view inside this book here, as well as more of Martin Roemers' work here.

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