Martin Roemers (born August 21, 1962 in Oldehove, Netherlands) is a Dutch photographer and artist. Roemers studied at the AKI Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, the Netherlands. He graduated in 1991. Roemers is known for long term projects about urbanisation and long-term effects of warfare.
His perhaps best known project is Metropolis (2007-2015). In this project he photographed 22 megacities worldwide with more than ten million inhabitants in which people often live under difficult circumstances in densely populated areas. Roemers presents these (analog) cityscapes from an elevated perspective and uses a long exposure time in which traffic and people merge into a blurred rush of energy. Metropolis features Beijing, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Karachi, Kolkata, Lagos, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Selected photographs by Martin Roemers