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 four 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 Sunday Times Magazine (London ), 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 a negligent Board of Directors took control of the company's management.

Currently based in New York he is 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, Elizabeth Kuchinich, the wife of former eight-term congressman and two-time Democratic presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich, Christina Vircillo of Three One NYC, and organic farmer Kelly Bradford. The documentary is scheduled to be released in late 2015.



  • 2008: World Press Photo of the Year for a photograph taken in Cleveland, Ohio depicting an officer securing a home under foreclosure at gun-point.[5]
  • 2010: Emmy for a web-doc[6] based on his images taken during the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.[citation needed]


  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. 
  6. ^,32068,49315435001_1936561,00.html

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