1986 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Anthony Suau

National Geographic / Black Star

01 November, 1985

Rescue workers use hose-pipes to clean survivors of the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia. The eruption caused a massive avalanche of mud. Residents of Armero were notified not to be alarmed, but within minutes the town virtually disappeared and over 23,000 died.

About the photographer

Anthony Suau

Suau started his career at the Chicago Sun Times in 1976 and later joined the Denver Post. In 1985, he moved to New York City to work for Black Star agency. He was a contract pho...

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