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Peter van Agtmael
American/Dutch, b. 1981 (Member)
Lebanon is witnessing its biggest protests for fifteen years, with huge crowds marching in anger at corruption and the cost of living. The protests were triggered by a tax on WhatsApp voice calls, that the government quickly ditched, and leads to the resignation of prime minister Saad Hariri after reaching 'Dead End' in resolving anti-government protests which has paralyzed the country for nearly Read full story
Featured Essays
Apr 28, 2020
On January 20th gun rights activists gathered at the Virginia state capitol to protest possible legislation to restrict gun ownership introduced by the Democrat controlled state government. Despite fears of violence, the protest was peaceful and had only one arrest. The crowd was estimated at 22,000.
Democrats want to limit handgun purchases to one a month, institute universal background checks, and... More...
Magnum News
Apr 10, 2020
Magnum Photographers Larry Towell and Peter van Agtmael have been chosen to each receive a 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant.

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or... More...
Featured Essays
Mar 27, 2019
The 2015 death of suspect Freddie Gray at the hands of police officers caused public outrage and prompted a reassessment of the Baltimore Police Department's doctrines. Many residents of the city's high-crime and predominately African-American neighborhoods had long criticized the BPD's posture of an occupying army in enemy territory. In 2016 the US Department of Justice accused the BPD of racial discrimination... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 31, 2018
Two Palestinian teenagers were killed on Saturday July 14th, Gaza health officials have said, in one of more than 40 air strikes carried out in Gaza by the Israeli military since Friday.
Speaking about the airstrikes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Israel has carried out its biggest attack against Hamas militant targets in Gaza since the war in 2014". The attacks come amid an escalation... More...
Mar 15, 2018
Take your project one step further and find ways to distribute your work

Take your photographic project to the next level and discover new ways to distribute your work across various streams under guidance of award-winning photographer Peter van Agtmael and key professionals, with Magnum and LensCulture in Amsterdam.
This workshop will lead students to fully develop their portfolios with distribution... More...