Peter van Agtmael Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant

October 17, 2012

© Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos

Pech Valley, Kunar Province. Afghanistan. 2007. "A number of strays hung around Patrol Base California, waiting for food and company. Usually the soldiers welcomed them. But I was told that a few weeks earlier, when one of the dogs urinated on a soldier’s cot, he and his buddies shot the dog to pieces." 

Peter van Agtmael has been named the winner of the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography. Van Agtmael, a Brooklyn, New York photographer represented by Magnum Photos, plans to use the grant to work on “Disco Night September 11.” The project explores the lives of people affected by the American-lead wars that followed the terrorist attacks of...

To read the full story login, purchase 2-day access or subscribe.