Born in the United States, Anthony Suau was been based in Europe for 20 years and returned to live in the New York in 2008. 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 and the World Pres Photo of the year in 1987. He was the 1996 recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of the war in Chechnya.

In 1995 he published two books with Acts Sud, one on the war in Chechnya and the other on the genocide in Rwanda. Suau completed a ten-year project in 1999 entitled 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. His most recent book, Fear This, a look at the Iraqi war as seen from the United States will be published by Aperture in the spring of 2004.

In 2007 he was awarded the second Infinity award from the International Center of Photography. In 2009 he won the World Press Photo of the Year for the second time for his images on the US Economy Crisis.