Photo taken by Zhao Qing for China Youth Daily, based in China, in 2008, shows "Olympics on TV in Beijing". The results of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest (WPP) were announced in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 13, 2009. Zhao's image won the 1st prize of Sports Features Stories category. (Xinhua/WPP/Zhao Qing, China Youth Daily)(Editorial only, Not for sale, No Archives)
Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- American photographer Anthony Suau has won the top prize at
the World Press Photo Contest with his black-and-white picture showing a police
officer enforcing a eviction of a house in the United States, the
Amsterdam-based contest organizer announced Friday.
His picture, which is part of a story commissioned by
Time magazine, shows an armed officer moving through a home in Ohio after the
residents left because they couldn't pay their mortgages.
A drop of blood falls from the forehead
of Ange Mercie Jean Baptiste of Haiti during the women's -57kg preliminary
of judo event with Yurisleydis Lupetey of Cuba at the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games, on August 11, 2008. The photo taken by Wu Xiaoling, a Xinhua News
Agency photographer, won the 1st prize of Sports Features Singles category
of the World Press Photo Contest (WPP) 2009. The results of the 52nd
annual World Press Photo Contest were announced in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, on Feb. 13, 2009. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)
The picture was chosen as World Press Photo of the
Year because of its strength in showing the opposites, Jury chair MaryAnne Golon
"It looks like a classic conflict photograph, but it
is simply the eviction of people from a house following foreclosure. Now war in
its classic sense is coming into people's houses because they can't pay their
mortgages," Golon said.
Photo taken by Anthony Suau for Times on March 26, 2008 shows "Following eviction, Detective Robert Kole must ensure residents have moved out of their home, Cleveland, Ohio". The results of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest (WPP) were announced in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 13, 2009. The black-and-white image won the World Press Photo of the Year 2008 award. (Xinhua/WPP/Anthony Suau, for Times)