2006 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Martin Roemers

Hollandse Hoogte / Laif Photos & Reportagen

17 November, 2004

Leen Jonker (88) was a gunner with a Dutch squadron of the Royal Air Force. When he was injured by German anti-aircraft fire his friends were not allowed to visit him in hospital. The authorities were concerned that if they saw him, they would not want to fly again. Across Europe, veterans joined ceremonies to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

About the photographer

Martin Roemers

Martin Roemers was born in 1962 and studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, in the Netherlands. He works on long-term projects, such as Metropolis, about life in ...

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