Martin Roemers Metropolis & Relics of the Future on line

  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Premier Padmini; Carpet darner Abdul Shaikh (Bombay, Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Madan Street and Lenin Sarani, Chandni Chowk, Kokata, India, 2008 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Bajaj autorickshaw #1; Chicken seller Sunny Jadhav (Nashik Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    New M.A. Jinnah Road, Saddar Town, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    alan, Jembatan Batu, Tamansari, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2010 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Handcart #1; Courier Sanju Baba (Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road and Mohammed Ali Road, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, India, 2007 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    ata 3118; Truck drivers Niranjan Barma, Pinto Malick (Nashik, Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Mohammed Ali Road, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, India, 2007 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Tata 1612 water tanker, Truck driver Radhesham Jat (Bhilwara, Rajasthan), 2019 Archival pigment prints on Bonjet Atelier Fibre paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink.
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, 2015 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road and SS Maharaj Marg, Kamathipura, Mumbai, 2007 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Mayur static road roller, Driver Bairam Shejwal (Maleagon, Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Oshodi Road, Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria, 2015 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Tata 1613; Truck driver Akhtar Ahmed, Students from the English Medium School (Malegaon, Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Outtake, Cairo, Egypt, 2011 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    © Martin Romers, From the series Relics of the Future
    Tata 1613 water tanker; Truck driver Harpal Singh, guard Tail Singh (Asangaon, Maharashtra), 2019 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
  • © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    © Martin Roemers, from the series Metropolis
    Outtake, Udaipur, India, 2008 Archival pigment print on Bonjet Atelier Fibre Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink
To see all available works ,go to the East Wing Artsy Page.

For over 20 years Martin Roemers has used photography to translate global themes into human dimensions. Exhibited here are his well-known series 'Metropolis', documenting 22 megacities in 5 continents and introduces the first chapter of a new body of work, "Relics of the Future".

Dutch artist, Martin Roemers has been documenting the dramatic impact humanity has made on the globe for over 20 years. From his early series, "The Relics of the Cold War", "Kabul" and "The Eyes of War" he studied issues of conflict and the tools of warfare. In his largest project to date, "Metropolis" (2007 - 2015), Roemers moved on, indulging his fascination for the world's megacities, attempting to capture the tangible energy, chaos and vibrancy of cities where more than ten million people live, work, and survive.

Just over a century ago 13% of the world was urban. The United Nations predicts that 75 percent of the global population – close to six billion people – are expected to be concentrated in cities by the year 2050. The UN has also designated that 28 of these cities now meet their threshold of a ‘megacity’: defined as those cities with more than 10 million inhabitants.

Fascinated by these centres of exploding population, Martin Roemers documented in 22 megacities across five continents, observing the sense of city as spectacle. Working with a large format, analogue film camera, Roemers also documents a sense of time that uniquely captures a sense of the resilience and ingenuity required to exist in these megacities.

Also introducing the first chapter of a new developing series, ” Relics of the Future” which documents the variety of strange looking colourful and battered vehicles that also populate these cities and keep them moving. Treating the vehicles like archival specimens - literally relics – isolating them from their environment, Roemers has begun an exploration of the symbiosis between a vehicle and its user in different regions across the world, illustrated in a time line that runs from the handcart to the electric car.

Martin Roemers work has been published in multiple monographs and his photographs have been acquired by many public, private, and corporate collections including: The Rijksmuseum and Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Ford Foundation in the USA.
The monograph "Metropolis" is available for purchase from: www.martinroemers.com




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