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Peter van Agtmael
American/Dutch, b. 1981
Featured Essays
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... More...
Featured Essays
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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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... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 15, 2015
On assignment for the The New Yorker, Peter van Agtmael has been documenting the streets of Paris during the aftermath of the November 13th attacks.
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Featured Essays
Aug 3, 2015
Last June, ISIS took Mosul, The militants painted a red Arabic ‘‘n,’’ for Nasrane, a slur, on Christian homes. Many residents managed to escape fled to Qaraqosh, less than 20 miles east on the Nineveh Plain, a 1,500-square-mile plot of contested land that lies between Iraq’s Kurdish north and its Arab south.

This past May Peter van Agtmael traveled to the region to photograph Christian refugees who'd... More...