Peter van Agtmael

Buzzing at the Sill - MY LAST SEALED COPY!


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"'Buzzing at the Sill' is Peter van Agtmael’s work about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. A student of history at Yale during the September 11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq, his sheltered life was uprooted by the realization that he needed to cover the wars. The work is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism and the landscape. It is both about the limitations of photography and an homage to its power.
'Buzzing at the Sill' is a sequel to 'Disco Night Sept. 11', van Agtmael’s previous book on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Award and was named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vogue and American Photo amongst others. " (publisher's note)


About the photographer (*1981):
Peter van Agtmael graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a degree in History. Following graduation, he spent a year in China on the Charles P. Howland fellowship photographing the effects of the Three Gorges Dam. He became a freelance photographer at the end of 2004.  
Since the beginning of 2006, he has documented the consequences of America's Wars, at home and abroad. A monograph of the work, '2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die' was published in 2009.  
In 2008, he helped organize the exhibition and book Battlespace, a retrospective of unseen work from 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan.  
He is represented by Magnum Photos.

Awards 
2011- ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer 
2011- PDN Photo Annual 
2010- PDN 30 
2010- PDN Photo Annual 
2010- American Photography Annual 
2009- FOAM Talent 
2009- Santa Fe Project Competition- Honorable Mention 
2008- Pulitzer Center Grant 
2008 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 
2008 - Critical Mass Book Award  
2008 - Luminous Landscape Grant 
2007 - World Press Photo - 2nd Place General News Stories 
2007 - Photographer of the Year, Joerg Colberg of Conscientious 
2006 - 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Book released June 2008 from powerHouse).

Book:
'2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die' (Photolucida, 2009) 

"'Buzzing at the Sill' ist Peter van Agtmaels ist das Resultat seiner Zeit als Kriegsberichterstatter im Irak und in Afghanistan und der "... Versuch, seine (eigenen) Erfahrungen und sein Land zu verstehen.

Während der Anschläge vom 11. September und des Einmarschs in den Irak war er Geschichtsstudent in Yale; sein behütetes Leben wurde aus der Bahn geworfen, als er erkannte, dass er über diese Kriege berichten musste.
'Buzzing at the Sill' ist eine Mixtur von Reflexionen über Krieg, Gedächtnis, Militarismus, Identität, ethnische Zugehörigkeit, soziale Schicht, Surrealismus und Landschaft. Sie zeigt die Grenzen der Fotografie auf und ist gleichzeitig eine Hommage an deren Kraft.

'Buzzing at the Sill' ist die Fortsetzung von 'Disco Night Sept. 11', van Agtmaels letztem Buch über die Kriege im Irak und in Afghanistan, das für den Paris Photo / Aperture Book Award nominiert war und von The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vogue und American Photo zu einem der Bücher des Jahres erklärt wurde." (publisher's note)

Über den Fotografen (*1981):
Er ist Mitglied der Fotoagentur Magnum. Für seine Arbeit über den Irak und den Krieg in der Heimat hat er zahlreiche Preise gewonnen, unter anderem den W. Eugene Smith Award, den ICP Infinity Award und zwei World Press Photo Awards.