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Peter van Agtmael
American/Dutch, b. 1981
Featured Essays
Jul 19, 2017
In late January, Peter van Agtmael traveled to Guantanamo Bay to photograph the controversial US military prison. Established under the George W. Bush administration during the War on Terror and constructed within the existing US Navy base, the compound was intended to hold the most dangerous terror suspects. Barack Obama was unable to follow through with his promise to close the detention camp but... More...
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Feb 17, 2017
The Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota has emerged as the center of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The camp was established by Indigenous American activists (known as Water Protectors) intent on disrupting the passage of the pipeline in order to protect the local water supply and sacred burial grounds, as well as ensure that treaties made between the Federal government and... More...
Feb 15, 2017
In celebration of Magnum’s seventieth anniversary, ICP and Magnum Photos present a special programme of talks.

To mark the recent launch of Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne (Phaidon), Fred Ritchin will discuss the history of the photobook and chair a discussion about the individual practices of Magnum photographers Peter Van Agtmael, Susan Meiselas, and Thomas Dworzak.

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Dec 15, 2016
Richard Spencer (38) is president of the National Policy Institute, a US white nationalist think tank. He claims to have created the “alt-right” movement, a loose association of far-right American nationalists opposed to mainstream conservatism. Spencer and most of the alt-right supported Donald Trump in his run for President due to his anti-immigrant rhetoric. Spencer incorporates Nazi rhetoric into... More...
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Sep 21, 2016
In June, 2015 Donald Trump said that if elected president, he would build “a great, great wall” along the US-Mexico border to cease the flow of immigrants. Having since secured the Republican ticket, he still promises to build the big wall despite the effect it might have on local residents.

On assignment for CNN, Peter van Agtmael visited two Texas border towns with ties to Mexican communities... More...