Anthony Suau

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Anthony Suau (born 1956 Peoria, Illinois), is an American award-winning photojournalist.


He worked for the Chicago Sun Times, and Denver Post.[1]

He was a contract photographer for Time from 1991 to 2009, and has published several books, including 'Beyond the Fall', a 10-year photography project portraying the transition of the Eastern bloc starting from the fall of the Berlin wall,[2] and Fear This, about the war of images and slogans being played out at home while America is at war in Iraq.

His work has appeared in National Geographic magazine, Paris Match, Stern, The New York Times Magazine, the London Sunday Times Magazine, LIFE, and many publications throughout the world.[3]

In 2009 he co-founded the non-profit collective "Facing Change: Documenting America", with a group of social minded photographers and writers to document the issues facing the United States during a time of economic uncertainty. As the project president he was able to negotiate and sign agreements with the Library of Congress, Leica Camera Inc., the National Geographic Magazine, German GEO, Le Monde (France), the Open Society Foundation and PhotoShelter. He resigned from the organization in June 2013, 6 months after an ineffective Board of Directors took over the company's management.

He is currently based in New York and directing his first feature documentary, Organic Rising, a look at the rise of the organic industry across the United States. The film is funded by Leica Camera Inc., a successful crowd-source funding campaign, Earl's Organic Produce and Heath and LeJeune and it is being produced by Nick Quested of Goldcrest Films. The documentary is scheduled to be released in September 2015[4]


He won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography 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, the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1995 for his photos from Chechnya, and a second World Press Photo of the Year in 2008, for a photograph taken in Cleveland, Ohio depicting an officer securing a home under foreclosure at gun-point.[5] In 2008, he was given the Infinity Award for Photojournalism by the International Center of Photography. In 2010 he was awarded an Emmy for a web-doc based on his images taken during the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.


  1. ^ "Anthony Suau". World Press Photo. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ Anthony Suau – 2008 World Press Winner. "Anthony Suau – 2008 World Press Winner". A Photo Editor. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Photographer Anthony Suau Biography - National Geographic". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Anthony Suau". World Press Photo. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Anthony Suau Wins World Press Photo". 2009-02-13. Archived from the original on 27 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 

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