Peter van Agtmael has covered America’s wars from 2006, providing a poignant look at the reality of war both abroad and at home in the US. In 2007 he documented the life of Raymond Hubbard, an American soldier who was severely wounded in Baghdad in July 2006. Van Agtmael provided an intimate view of Hubbard’s life through recovery and the consequence of war. Pictured here, Hubbard with his children in Darien, Wisconsin.

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Peter van Agtmael

Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honors in 2003. Since 2006 he has primarily covered the 9/11 wars and their consequences, working extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan and the USA.

He has won the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Lumix Freelens Award, as well as awards from World Press Photo, American Photography Annual, The Pulitzer Center, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Photo District News.

In 2008, he helped organize the book and exhibition Battlespace, a retrospective of largely unseen work of 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peter joined Magnum in 2008 and became a full member in 2013.

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