World Press Photo of the Year 2008: Anthony Suau, USA, for Time
"US photographer Anthony Suau has won Photo of the Year at the 52nd World Press Photo contest. Suau's winning photograph shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following an eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. As jury chair MaryAnne Golon points out, the image is 'a double entendre. It looks like a classic conflict photograph, but it 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.'"
Other winners were Brenda Ann Kenneally, Callie Shell, Tomasz Wiech, Carlos Cazalis, Chiba Yasuyoshi, Steve Winter, Chen Qinggang, Olivier Laban Mattei, Zhao Qing, Mashid Mohadjerin, Luiz Vasconcelo, and Wojciech Grzedzinski.