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Peter van Agtmael
American/Dutch, b. 1981 (Member)
Mar 15, 2018
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Featured Essays
Mar 6, 2018
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon was the site of protests in 2016 after two cowboys were sentenced to prison for arson. Ammon Bundy, a rancher from Nevada, lead 300 demonstrators opposed to federal ownership of public lands through the town of Burns and a splinter group occupied the Malheur refuge’s headquarters for 41 days. One of the occupiers was shot and killed by government agents... More...
Featured Essays
Feb 13, 2018
Open to female veterans of the US military, the annual Ms. Armed Forces event is a beauty pageant, talent competition, test of physical strength, and measures the participants’ commitment to raising money for homeless women veterans and their children. Now in its sixth year, the pageant gives participants the opportunity to embrace the femininity they had to shed during their time in the military.... More...
From the Archive
Jan 9, 2018
"Lady Bird", a coming of age film about an artistic youth in Sacramento, has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. This was only Greta Gerwig's second time in the director's seat, having spent most of her time in front of the lens.
Peter van Agtmael photographed Gerwig during the 2011 filming of "Lola Versus", in which she had the lead role.

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Featured Essays
Nov 28, 2017
In October 2017, Peter Van Agtmael took a short road trip through Pennsylvania, photographing the state that surprised its east-coast neighbors when it helped deliver President Trump’s victory just one year ago. Suffering from a loss of manufacturing and other blue collar jobs, Pennsylvania has also been hit hard by the opioid crisis. During his campaign, Trump’s message of a revitalized coal industry... More...