After returning from years of war coverage, Peter van Agtmael tries to piece together the memory, identity, race, class, and family, in a landscape which has become as surreal as the war he left behind.
I was born and grew up in Timisoara, Romania and presently live in Vienna, Austria.
After studying anthropology and psychology, I felt that I no longer want to explain the world but rather express it. My curiosity for everything that is human, the wish to ‘see’ and get closer to people led me to photography.
I am a freelance photographer and some of my work is distributed by the ASAblanca Agency, based in Vienna.
Making photography begins with a certain state of mind. It is all about curiosity and the desire to connect. Connecting heart and mind with other people, through the viewfinder.
Whenever you take a picture, you make a statement – not only about what you see but also about yourself.
You are what you see.