2006 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Martin Roemers

Hollandse Hoogte / Laif Photos & Reportagen

13 January, 2005

Cleem Konig (Netherlands, 82) was taken as a prisoner of war along with his brother Klaas, and forced to labor in the coal mine near Nagasaki when the atomic bomb fell. Since then, he has had 20 malignant tumors and his brother died of cancer. 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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