Rijksmuseum’s General Director Wim Pijbes (2008-2016) named Martin Roemers as one of the artists who are the «Old Masters of Tomorrow».
Martin Roemers (b. 1962) is a Dutch artist and photographer. He studied at the AKI Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, the Netherlands. For many years, he has worked on extensive projects that result in exhibitions and books such as Kabul, Relics of the Cold War, The Eyes of War and Metropolis, an exploration of the world’s megacities. Roemers’ work has been exhibited throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. It is represented in many collections, including Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.
He has received two World Press Photo Awards along with a number of other prizes. Interviews and reviews about Roemers’ work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and many other publications.