Peter van Agtmael
In the aftermath of a deadly raid, an Iraqi soldier gestures a comrade past a bullet battered wall.  The residential home was in shambles after a firefight erupted.  One American was seriously wounded in the clash, and an insurgent was killed.  In the search that followed, weapons, bomb-making materials, and Jihadist propaganda was discovered.  An old man and several boys were detained.  As the house was searched, a middle aged mother and her two young children cowered in a bundle in a ransacked bedroom, shying fearfully from the searching soldiers who did their best to tune out their misery.
In the aftermath of a deadly raid, an Iraqi soldier gestures a comrade past a bullet battered wall. The residential home was in shambles after a firefight erupted. One American was seriously wounded in the clash, and an insurgent was killed. In the search that followed, weapons, bomb-making materials, and Jihadist propaganda was discovered. An old man and several boys were detained. As the house was searched, a middle aged mother and her two young children cowered in a bundle in a ransacked bedroom, shying fearfully from the searching soldiers who did their best to tune out their misery.

Peter van Agtmael

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Disco Night Sept. 11 is a chronicle of America's wars from 2006-2013. The photographs shift back and forth from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the USA, unsparingly capturing the violent, ceaseless cost, but also the mystery and the madness, the beauty and absurdity at the core of each conflict. The narrative is complemented by nineteen gatefolds which elaborate on places and individuals.

Photographs are fragments, sometimes only loosely tied to important experiences. An extensive text records some of the missing pieces. The stories that precede and follow the moment of the photograph, conversations with soldiers, anonymous graffiti that's part confession, part boast.

Disco Night Sept. 11 is an expansive yet intimate account of this defining era of history.

Dimensions: 8.5" x 10.5" | Pages: 276 including 19 Gatefolds | Photographs: 188 | Designer: Yolanda Cuomo Design

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