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Awarded Photos of Busy Urban Areas
As the cities grow larger, the pace of life is rapidly increasing. Sometimes it’s hard for people to find place by the honking cars as it all turns into one speeding mass of confusion.
Award-winning Dutch photographer Martin Roemers focused on the human aspect in a mechanized society and busy cities that are getting overpopulated. His latest series named Metropolis accents the speed of motion in some of the largest Asian cities such as Manilla, Calcutta, Bombay and Cairo. In cities with several million inhabitants, there’s not much time to waste.
Using long exposure, Roemers captures all the movements with hundreds of people going on the work, workers, couriers at bikes, cars and even camels on their everyday routes. The local markets and train stations are crowded with people who are constantly rushing somewhere. Still, the artist remains positive, believing that “even with their bustle and chaos, megacities retain their human aspects”.
In 2011, Roemers received the World Press Photo Award for this incredible series and its depiction of today’s fast way of life. Sometimes we really need to be reminded to stop and smell the roses…