U.S. foreclosure image is 2008 World Press Photo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:59am EST
A picture of an armed sheriff moving through an American home after an eviction due to a mortgage foreclosure was named World Press Photo of 2008 on Friday.
Jury members said the strength of the photo by American Anthony Suau for Time magazine was in its opposites -- it looks like a classic war photograph, but is simply the eviction of people from a house.
"Now war in its classic sense is coming into people's houses because they can't pay their mortgages," jury chair MaryAnne Golon said.
Join Mr. Suau at Fovea for the opening of his exhibit 'HARD RAIN' and to celebrate his major international prize.
Saturday Feb 14th, 4-8pm, 143 Main Street Beacon