Relics Press

Video interview with The Wende Museum, 2022

Volkskrant interview, June 3, 2022
Alsof het voorbij was
Article (Dutch)

Nadine Barth
Introduction from the book ‘Relics of the Cold War’
Archeology of Deterrence.
“An archeologist investigates. He investigates a specific epoch, cultural contexts, or the human activities of a given period. Based on his findings he is able to make statements about the daily life, the culture, or the existence of our ancestors. Thus, Martin Roemers is an archeologist.”


Martin Roemers
Introduction from the book ‘Relics of the Cold War’
Same Defenses, Same Fears

Rijksmuseum: Modern Times, 2014

A critical curation off 100 essential photos
by Gemma Padley, Ivy Press, 2021
“How do you photograph the aftermath of a conflict that never happened? This is the area of enquiry that Martin Roemers tackles in his epic project, Relics of the Cold War.”

Interview on Dutch Public Radio, Spraakmakers, Radio 1, January 20, 2020

Interview on German Public TV, January 31, 2019
Artour TV, MDR. Portrait of Photographer Martin Roemers

Museumsmagazin #2, 2018
“The Cold War was part of my life”
Article (German)

1001 Photographs You Must See In Your Lifetime
Bunker in the Baltic Sea
by Paul Lowe, Universe Publishing, 2017

German Historical Museum, 2016
Video interview (English/German)

NRC Handelsblad, April 27, 2016
“An impressive exhibition”
Article (Dutch)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 12, 2016
“Hallucinating images of a bygone era.”
Article (German)

Deutsche Welle, March 2016
“A Disneyland of the Cold War’: How Martin Roemers photographed the war that never happened”

National Geographic: Visions of Earth, 2011

Photo District News, New York, November 2010
Notable Photo Books of 2010, Nov. 2010 
“His images make areas of both East and West Germany look like manufacturing towns that have been abandoned as the industry supporting them fell apart or relocated.”

Conscientious, Joerg Colberg, July 2, 2010
“Relics of the Cold War feels like an archeological study.”

El Pais Semanal, Apr. 18, 2010
Restos de una guerra muy fria

Kathy Ryan (The New York Times Magazine), 2009
“A terrific book. Surreal. The pictures are straight out of Dr. Strangelove.”