Saturday, February 14, 2009

American nightmare

This is the World Press Photo of the Year 2008:

Taken by Anthony Suau, it shows, as the WPP site explains:

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.

It is certainly...striking.

Der Spiegel has a nice collection of the other winners.

1 comment:

knowdoubt said...

I love life in a Police State, it makes me feel safe.