Since 2006, photographer Peter van Agtmael has documented the consequences, at home and abroad, of America’s wars, earning him distinctions such as the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographers, a FOAM Talent selection, and a Pulitzer Center Grant. His work has been featured in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, and the BBC. In 2012, he was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. On Tuesday, October 15 van Agtmael was joined in conversation with award-winning author, editor, and journalist Philip Gourevitch to discuss his experiences shooting in the field, his recent work, and his proposal for the Smith Grant.
This talk is part of the W. Eugene Smith Talks, a series of collaborations between the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and the Aperture Foundation celebrating the legacy of W. Eugene Smith today.