- Hatje Cantz Verlag
The Eyes of War
Over the past few decades the traces of World War II have only become seemingly invisible. The horror can still be seen in the stories told by survivors; their eyes reflect the terror and trauma of a childhood lived during wartime. In his picture of a blind war victim, photographer Martin Roemers (*1962 in Oldehove) discovered a haunting metaphor for the depths of the human soul in general, and consequently found thousands of people who lost their eyesight when they were children or young soldiers during the Second World War.
Kunsthal Rotterdam presents 40 of Roemer's portraits from 3 May to 26 August, 2012.
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