Anthony Suau wins World Press Photo Award

World Press Photo of the year 2008 was awarded this month to American photographer Anthony Suau.

Suau’s photograph, taken in Cleveland, Ohio, 26 March 2008, was featured as part of a Time Magazine story on the U.S. economy in crisis. Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department detective Robert Kole, gun in hand, must ensure residents have fully moved out of their home, after a mortgage foreclosure and eviction.

Suau World Press Photo winner

Anthony Suau, the author of the World Press Photo of the Year 2008, will receive his award during an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Sunday 3 May 2009. The award also carries a cash prize of 10,000 euro. In addition, Canon will donate Anthony Suau a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.

Suau won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his photographs of the famine in Ethiopia, the World Press Photo of the Year in 1987 for a photo taken during a demonstration in South Korea, and the Robert Capa Gold medal in 1995 for his photos from Chechnya.

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