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Peter van Agtmael Wins the W. Eugene Smith Award

Peter van Agtmael saw many Iraqi and Afghan civilians while he was embedded with the American military between 2006 and 2010. He took compelling images, but like most Western photographers, he found himself documenting the American perspective of the wars. He wasn’t able to have a real, intimate experience with civilians, he said, “because of the tension military patrols create.”