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A soldier rides a donkey in Nineveh, Iraq. 2006. (photo: Peter van Agtmael)

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael has received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. The annual grant aims to recognize a photographer who has “demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”

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IRAQ. Baghdad governorate. Baghdad. 2006. Joshua Jump of Laramie, Wyoming, shortly after being wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in Baghdad.  

Shrapnel tore through his face, chest, and leg, but he was quickly stabilised by medical staff. He was sent back to the U.S., where it was expected he would make a full recovery.  

Photograph: Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos