More About the Author
Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC in 1981. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honors in 2003.
From 2006-2013, he primarily covered the post-9/11 wars and their consequences, working extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan and the USA. He is currently making extended works on the Israel- Palestine conflict and on wanderings through the USA.
He has won the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Lumix Freelens Award, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation's IPF Grant, as well as awards from World Press Photo, American Photography Annual, POYi, The Pulitzer Center, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, FOAM and Photo District News.
His latest book, "Disco Night Sept 11", on America at war in the post-9/11 era was released in April 2014.
Peter joined Magnum Photos in 2008 and became a member in 2013.
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