2012: 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.

He is represented by Magnum Photos.

Awards

  • 2011 - ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer
  • 2011 - PDN Photo Annual
  • 2010 - PDN 30
  • 2010 - PDN Photo Annual
  • 2010 - American Photography Annual
  • 2009 - FOAM Talent
  • 2009 - Santa Fe Project Competition- Honorable Mention
  • 2008 - Pulitzer Center Grant
  • 2008 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
  • 2008 - Critical Mass Book Award
  • 2008 - Luminous Landscape Grant
  • 2007 - World Press Photo - 2nd Place General News Stories
  • 2007 - Photographer of the Year, Joerg Colberg of Conscientious
  • 2006 - 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Book released June 2008 from powerHouse).

Book

2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die (Photolucida, 2009)

Publications

The New York Times, The New York Time Magazine, Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York, Fortune, Rolling Stone, The Fader, GEO, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Mother Jones, GOOD, Smithsonian, US News & World Report, Vanity Fair, Stern, ABC, ABCnews.com, BBC, CNN, Photo District News, Paris Match, La Liberation, Dagens Nyheter

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