Join ICP online for a conversation with ICP’s Managing Director of Programs David Campany and Peter van Agtmael on his recent book, Sorry for the War, a continuation of van Agtmael’s fifteen yearlong study of the United States and the post-9/11 wars. Sorry for the War chronicles the dissonance between perceptions of the post-9/11 wars in America, and the violence and upheaval of the wars as experienced by those trapped in the war zones.
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About the Book
Sorry for the War chronicles the dissonance between perceptions of the post-9/11 wars in America, and the violence and upheaval of the wars as experienced by those trapped in the war zones. The photographs in Sorry for the War weave together the war in Iraq during the time of ISIS, the mass exodus of refugees to Europe, militarism, terrorism, nationalism, myth-making and propaganda. This is van Agtmael’s fourth book about the United States and the world after 9/11 and reflects a nation’s struggle to reckon with the chaos unleashed in the fear and anger that followed the World Trade Center attacks. The photographs are disturbing, darkly humorous, contradictory, mysterious and damning, serving as both evidence and interpretation of a country gone adrift, with often disastrous consequences. An extensive text, in English and Arabic, combines journalism and personal reflection into a thorough narrative to accompany the nonlinear, poetic sequencing of the images.
About the Program Format
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Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC in 1981. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in History in 2003. He is a member of Magnum Photos. Since 2006, his work has largely concentrated on the United States and the post-9/11 wars. Van Agtmael received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020 as well as the W. Eugene Smith Grant, an ICP Infinity Award, the Aaron Siskind Grant, the Lumix Freelens Award, several Pulitzer Center Grants, a Magnum Foundation Fellowship as well as multiple awards from World Press Photo. He is the author of five books, ‘2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die,’ ‘Disco Night Sept 11,’ ‘Buzzing at the Sill,’ ‘Sorry for the War,’ and ‘2020.’ His earlier books have been included on “Book of the Year” lists from The New York Times Magazine, Time, Mother Jones, The Guardian, Vogue, BuzzFeed and many others as well as being shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Book Award, the Arles Book Award and the Kassel Book Award. Peter is a mentor in the Arab Documentary Photography Program.
David Campany is ICP’s Managing Director of Programs, and a writer, editor, and curator