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Book - Disco Night Sept 11
Peter van Agtmael
Disco Night Sept. 11 is a chronicle of America's wars from 2006-2013. The photographs shift back and forth from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the USA, unsparingly capturing the violent, ceaseless cost, but also the mystery and the madness, the beauty and absurdity at the core of each conflict. The narrative is complemented by nineteen gatefolds which elaborate on places and individuals.

Photographs are fragments, sometimes only loosely tied to important experiences. An extensive text records some of the missing pieces. The stories that precede and follow the moment of the photograph, conversations...

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USA. New York. 2010. A sign outside Arbor Ridge Catering and...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 18, 2009. U.S. Marines play a game that tries...
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USA. California. 2011. A mock courthouse exercise in which an...
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2010. Living quarters at Camp Liberty, a massive...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. A flight medic waits for the call to his...
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2010. Dismantled blast walls outside FOB Falcon....
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Al-A’amiriya during a large operation...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2010. A man sells inflatable “Tweety Birds”...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. A car bomb on the streets of Al-A’amiriya—the...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. A sculpture in Al-A’amiriya commemorates...
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USA. South Carolina. 2011. A dummy used for a Combat Lifesaver...
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USA. Washington DC., January 20, 2009. The scene on the National...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Bathroom graffiti.
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AFGHANISTAN. August 16, 2009. Marines from FOB Sharp on a foot...
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2010. Local sheikhs at the transfer ceremony to...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2010. Bangladeshi contractors take out the garbage...
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Kuwait. Ali Al Salem. 2010. Ali Al Salem Air Force Base in Kuwait....
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AFGHANISTAN. Jalalabad. 2007. Soldiers from the 10th Mountain...
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2010. Media and security at the transfer ceremony...
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USA. Ft. Hood, TX. 2011. Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division...
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USA. Houston. 2012. Veteran's Day Parade.
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AFGHANISTAN. August 17, 2009. A Marine Sergeant and an Afghan...
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USA. Ft. Hood, TX. 2011. Greeting party waiting in a military...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An Iraqi soldier guards a hut after a raid...
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KUWAIT. Ali Al Salem. 2006. Graffiti written by soldiers on...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 10, 2009. Marines of Fox Company, 2/8 Battalion...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 13, 2009. Marines listen to a briefing before...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 16, 2009. A Marine from FOB Sharp on a foot...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 17, 2009. An Afghan soldier wearing eye shadow...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 17, 2009. Two Marines out of FOB Sharp talk...
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USA. South Carolina. 2011. 'Wounded' soldiers are treated during...
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AFGHANISTAN. Mazar-E-Sharif. 2008. The wedding of Dost Khairy...
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AFGHANISTAN. August 18, 2009. Two Marines watch a DVD before...
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USA. Darien, Wisconsin. 2008. Raymond Hubbard with his wife (now...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2010. Iraqi policemen and American soldiers wait...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Fully laden American soldier tries to play...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Iraqi Army checkpoint in the restive Sunni...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An American patrol at dusk.
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. The intersection below was frequently mined...
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KUWAIT. Ali Al Salem. 2006. Ali Al Salem Air Force Base in Kuwait...
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AFGHANISTAN. Aranas, Nuristan. 2007. The Ranch House, a rudimentary...
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AFGHANISTAN. Mazar-E-Sharif. 2008. Police checkpoint. Local policemen...
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USA. New York. 2006. A commercial for a commemorative coin marking...
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USA. Fayetteville, NC. 2008. An Army couple watches the Ultimate...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. American foot patrol in downtown Mosul....
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USA. South Carolina. 2011. New recruits to Fort Jackson prepare...
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USA. South Carolina. 2011. Recruits at Fort Jackson participate...
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USA. South Carolina. 2011. An injured recruit watches over lines...
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