Peter van Agtmael’s artist website here. Peter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.
There was a time when I would obsessively spend my nights looking at war photographs. Then a time where I told myself I would never forget what that time was like. Nearly two years he has been back and I find myself forgetting about those excruciatingly long 10 months – and about all the boys who have lived in this time since then. Thank you, Peter van Agtmael for reminding me.
[the power of the photograph, propels one to a specific time and a specific place. Not just to what is shown but to what that image represents to who is looking]