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"Anthony Suau (USA) wins premier award. The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008.
The picture shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. Officers have to ensure that the house is clear of weapons, and that the residents have moved out. The winning photograph, taken in March 2008, is part of a story commissioned by Time magazine. The story as a whole won Second Prize in the Daily Life category of the contest".
List of all winners : View the complete list of 2009 contest winners.
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Tim Hetherington made the World Press Photo of the Year 2007.
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World Press Photo's mission is to encourage high professional standards in photojournalism and to promote a free and unrestricted exchange of information.
The contest is open to all professional press photographers. There is no entry fee. Entry forms for the contest come out in October.