Peter van Agtmael

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Country of origin: United States
Project location: United States
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2015

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often visually represented in a two-dimensional or polemical manner. This project continues van Agtmael’s long-term work documenting the region’s day-to-day activity with complexity and nuance.

Operation Protective Edge lasted from 8 July 2014 – 26 August 2014, killing 2,189 Palestinians of which 1,486 are believed to be civilians. 66 Israeli soldiers and 6 civilians were killed. It’s estimated that 4,564 rockets were fired at Israel by Palestinian militants