Saturday, May 30, 2009

PHOTO ESSAY: Oil Boom In Azerbaijan. By Anthony Suau (

Oil Boom in Azerbaijan, The former Soviet Republic is so rich in oil, they even bathe in it. Photographs for TIME by Anthony Suau

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Anthony Suau was born in the United States in 1956 and was graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979. Currently based in Paris, France he has continued his work in Russia, the Middle East and Europe as a TIME contract photographer. In January 2001 he began work on a major project in the United States with the inauguration of current President George W. Bush. Between 1979-1981 he was a staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Denver Post and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his images on the famine in Ethiopia. His work from covering the reaction to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center can be viewed at In 1991, Suau became a contract photographer for TIME Magazine and began distributing his work though 10 separate agencies including Grazia Neri in Italy, Visum in Germany, Network in London and Liaison in the United States. In 1996 he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for documenting the war in Chechyna Russia. He has authored two books: one on the war in Chechyna, and the other on the genocide in Rwanda. In September 1999, his 10-year project entitled "Beyond the Fall", documenting the transformation of the former Soviet bloc, opened with a series of exhibitions and co-edition book in Washington, D.C., Milan, Berlin, Moscow, London, Budapest, Bilbao and New York. A book and exhibition entitled "Between Worlds: Kabul/New York," which juxtaposes photographs made in the aftermath of New York's 9/11 with those he made in Kabul immediately following the withdrawal of the Taliban in November of the same year will debut February 8 through April 13, 2003 at the Museum of the City of New York. His home page is at

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