“Metropolis” by Martin Roemers

Dutch photographer Martin Roemers won the 1st prize in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015 for his series, Metropolis, which documents street life in “mega-cities”, defined as urban areas that are home to more than 10 million inhabitants. This gallery is the first part of the project about Asia, but in Martin’s website you can find another beautiful gallery with pictures of Africa, Europe and the Americas.

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METROPOLIS Half of humanity now lives in a city, and the United Nations has predicted that 70 per cent of the world's population will reside in urban areas by 2050. In the developing world, cities gain an average of five million residents every month. Roemers is in the process of visually addressing the relationships of humanity to and
within inherently complex megacities, in which there is ever-changing
organic development evolving in both astonishing and horrendous ways. PHILIPPINES, Manila,  Slum next to the harbour of Manila.

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