The pictures from his ongoing series ‘The eyes of war’ show us WWII victims from Netherlands, Germany, US and Poland. These are people who have lost their sight to that gruesome war which is now more than 60 years old. In a war the world sees the winning side and the losing side, the drama of triumphs and the horrors of death. After being shocked with this the world simply moves on, but Martin chooses not to do so. He takes pains to revisit and capture the bitter, blind and aged truth that war has left behind - a very powerful photo journalistic statement made by this acclaimed photo journalist.
Here are a few of the pictures from his series ‘Relics of the Cold War’ (Martin also has a book with the same name)
Martin studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, in the Netherlands. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and The New Yorker. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in public collections including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He has received awards and recognitions including two World Press Photo Awards.
His website: www.martinroemers.com
My sincere thanks to Martin for permissions and his picture which he has shared with this blog!