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Documenting War: Peter van Agtmael in Conversation with Philip Gourevitch (Video)

On October 15, photographer Peter van Agtmael was joined in conversation by award-winning author, editor, and journalist Philip Gourevitch to discuss van Agtmael’s experiences shooting in the field, his most recent work, and his proposal for the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, for which he was the 2012 recipient. Prior to the discussion, van Agtmael presented a slideshow of his photographs, which document the consequences, both at home and abroad, of America’s wars. His work has earned him prominent distinctions, including the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographers, a Foam Talent selection, and a Pulitzer Center Grant. His work has been featured by media outlets such as TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, and the BBC.

This talk was part of the W. Eugene Smith Talks, a series of collaborations between the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and Aperture Foundation, celebrating the legacy of W. Eugene Smith.

View “Documenting War: Peter van Agtmael in Conversation with Philip Gourevitch, Part 2, Part 3, & Part 4” on Vimeo.

Photography by Peter van Agtmael is featured in The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2012).