Peter van Agtmael

Peter van Agtmael

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC in 1981. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in History in 2003.

Since 2006, his work has largely concentrated on the United States and the post-9/11 wars.

His first book, “Disco Night Sept 11,” (2014) was shortlisted for the 2014 Aperture/Paris Photo Book Award and named a ‘Book of the Year’ by The New York Times Magazine, Time, Mother Jones, and Vogue.

His second book,” Buzzing at the Sill,” (2017) was shortlisted for the 2017 Rencontres D’Arles Book Award and Kassel Book Award and was named a “Book of the Year” by Time, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Mother Jones, and Internazionale.

“Sorry for the War” is forthcoming in 2020.

He has received the W. Eugene Smith Grant, an ICP Infinity Award, the Lumix Freelens Award, the Aaron Siskind Grant, a Pulitzer Center Grant, a Magnum Foundation Fellowship as well as multiple awards from World Press Photo.

Peter is a mentor in the Arab Documentary Photography Program, a founder of Red Hook Editions, and a member of Magnum Photos.

Photo Credit: Christian Hansen

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