Peter van Agtmael – Infinity Award Winner 2011 for Young Photographer

Congratulations to Peter van Agtmael Infinity Award Winner for Young Photographer 2011. Peter is a nominee for Magnum Photos and has been documenting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, home and abroad, since 2006.

His book 2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die, was published in 2009 and named a PDN Book of the Year. Highlights of the project  2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die can be found here:

Peter Van Agtmael won a 2007 World Press Photo award for a series depicting night raids in Iraq. He has also been honored with the Joop Swart Masterclass, PDN 30, a Pulitzer Center Grant and the Critical Mass Book Award.

In 2008 he helped organize the book and exhibition Battlespace, a largely unseen collection of images from Iraq and Afghanistan taken by 22 different photographers.

Infinity Award Winner  for Young Photographer: Peter van Agtmael
27th Annual Infinity Awards
Tuesday May 10, 2011Pier 60, New York City

Congratulations to the following artists…
Lifetime Achievement: Elliott Erwitt
Cornell Capa Award winner 2011: Ruth Gruber
ICP Trustees Award: The Durst Family
Writing: Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs
Publication: Alec Soth, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America
Art: Abelardo Morell
Photojournalism: Adrees Latif
Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography: Viviane Sassen

Peter joins a fine list of Previous winners of the Infinity Award for Young Photographer:

2011 – Peter van Agtmael
2010 – Raphael Dallaporta
2009 – Lieko Shiga
20008 -Mikhael Subotzky
2007 – Ryan McGinley
2006 – Ahmet Polat
2005 – Tomas Munita
2004 – Tomoko Sawada
2003 – Jonas Bendisken
2002 – Lynsey Addario
2001 – Elinor Caucci
2000 – Zach Gold
1999 – Nicolai Fuglsig
1998 – Michael Ackerman
1997 – Lauren Greenfield
1996 – Eva Leitolf
1995 – Sean Doyle
1994 – Fazal Sheikh
1993 – Nick Waplington
1992 – Klaus Reisinger
1991 – Walter Dhladhla
1990 – Miro Svolik
1989 – Pablo Cabado
1988 – Marc Trivier
1987 – Paul Graham
1986 – Anthony Suau
1985 – Masaaki Miyazawa

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