Born in the United States in 1956, Anthony Suau has been based in Europe since 1987. He has dedicated his career to documenting the effects of international events on the lives of people around the world.
In 1984, Suau was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his images of the famine in Ethiopia. He was the 1996 recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his coverage of the war in Chechnya. In 1995 Suau published two books with Acts Sud, one on the war in Chechnya and the other on the genocide in Rwanda.
In 1999, Suau completed a ten-year project titled Beyond the Fall, which documented the transformation of the former Soviet bloc. An exhibition of that work was presented in London, New York, Washington, and in more than a dozen cities throughout Europe. In 2004, Fear This, a book of Suau's photographs documenting the United States during the buildup to the Iraq war, was published.
Suau's contributions to National Geographic magazine include "Eritrea: Region in Rebellion" (September 1985), "Silent Death From Cameroon's Killer Lake" (September 1987), "Berlin's Ode to Joy" (April 1990), and "Ukraine: Endangered Revolution" (March 2006).