The W. Eugene Smith Grant ceremony was held yesterday in the large auditorium of the School of Visual Arts, New York, filled to capacity for the occasion with photographers and publishers. The Grant in Humanistic Photography worth 30,000 dollars - almost the amount of debts accumulated by Smith to continue what he believed in – was given to Peter Van Agtmael a photographer known primarily for his coverage of inhuman wars. Covering repeated outbreaks of violence in the Middle East, Peter Van Agtmael is driven by an indomitable and unspeakable desire to follow the wars, to take part in the daily combat living side by side with American soldiers.
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