Relics of the Cold War
July 16—September 10, 2014
For forty years the Iron Curtain divided the countries of Europe into East and West. The arms race was unleashed, nuclear fallout shelters were constructed, and everyone braced for the worst. Photographer Martin Roemers spent ten years searching for traces of this period in countries on both sides of the conflict. He explored and documented underground tunnels, abandoned system control centers, former barracks, rotting tanks, and destroyed monuments. His photographs are a stark and moving document of this era of hostility, deterrence politics, and the arms race. They also serve as an appeal for future peace.