Peter van Agtmael

(1981) American
Peter van Agtmael


Peter van Agtmael (b. 1981) graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a degree in History. Following graduation, he spent a year in China on the Charles P. Howland fellowship photographing the effects of the Three Gorges Dam. He became a freelance photographer at the end of 2004. Since the beginning of 2006, he has documented the consequences of America's Wars, at home and abroad. A monograph of the work, '2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die' was published in 2009. In 2008, he helped organize the exhibition and book Battlespace, a retrospective of unseen work from 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2011 van Agtmael received the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer. In 2012 he was a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Fund award.
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