JALALABAD, Afghanistan—Lt. Erik Malmstrom turned away from pictures of three of his soldiers killed the previous year in a Taliban ambush. The pictures are in a brigade memorial room at their headquarters, 2007 A body of work by Peter van Agtmael, who documented his wide-ranging experiences in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan and Iraq from 2006-’08.
MOSUL, Iraq—An American patrol at dusk, 2006
ALI AL SALEM, Kuwait—Graffiti written by a soldier on the wall of a bathroom stall, 2006
MOSUL, Iraq—Iraqi soldiers walk past a bullet-pocked wall in the aftermath of a deadly raid, 2006
MOSUL, Iraq—A boy is separated for questioning after a raid, 2006
MOSUL, Iraq—An Iraqi soldier guards a hut after a raid on a farming hamlet, 2006.
MOSUL, Iraq—An Iraqi civilian is treated by American soldiers after being wounded by a roadside bomb, 2006
KUNAR, Afghanistan—A wounded U.S. soldier after an ambush in the Korengal Valley, 2007
NURISTAN, Afghanistan—A gravely wounded Afghan soldier screams in pain, 2007.
NURISTAN, Afghanistan—On guard at dawn after a midnight raid on a small village, 2007.
KUNAR, Afghanistan—Sgt. Russell in Vehicle Patrol Base California, a small U.S. outpost in the Pech Valley, 2007
KUNAR, Afghanistan—Prayer time for Afghan soldiers at Vehicle Patrol Base California, a small U.S. outpost in the Pech Valley, 2007.
KUNAR, Afghanistan—Lt. Riley and his Afghan counterpart discuss strategy at Vehicle Patrol Base California, a small U.S. outpost in the Pech Valley, 2007.
KUNAR, Afghanistan—A U.S. soldier watches a movie on a laptop, 2007
KABUL, Afghanistan—Scenes of daily life during wartime, 2008
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan—Scenes of daily life during wartime. The Blue Mosque, 2008
BAGHDAD—A view of blast walls from a passing American Humvee, 2006
KUNAR, Afghanistan—Sgt. Brown in the 15 th month of his tour, 2007
JALALABAD, Afghanistan—Tenth Mountain Division soldiers relax outside the morgue as they wait for their flight home at the conclusion of a 16-month tour, 2007