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Peter van Agtmael
American/Dutch, b. 1981
American White Nationalist Richard Spencer
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...
In the Shadow of Trump's Wall
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...
Ku Klux Klan, 2015
Mar 18, 2016
In 2015 Peter van Agtmael traveled to Tennessee and Maryland to document Ku Klux Klan meetings and rituals including a wedding, membership induction, and “cross lighting”, forever identified with the terror tactics of the KKK.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, as of 2015 there were 190 KKK groups in the US with their combined membership numbering between 5,000 and 8,000. Klan chapters...
Syrian Refugees in the US
Feb 5, 2016
Of the 4.5 million people who have fled the Syrian war, only 2,647 have been taken in by the United States. This is the story of the al-Haj Ali family in America.
Click here to read the story on The New York Times Magazine’s website.
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Visual storytelling workshop lead by Peter van Agtmael at the International Center of Photography
Dec 9, 2015
This intensive five-day program running from January 18 to January 22 2016, at the International Center of Photography in New York is designed to guide and encourage photographers to refine their own vision of storytelling. The class also provides an opportunity for photographers to photograph, polish, and publish their work.
Under the guidance of one of Magnum’s contemporary practitioners, Peter...