1987 Photo Contest, News Feature, 2nd prize

Anthony Suau

Black Star

07 February, 1986

A heavily armed government soldier rushes a ballot box to safety on election day in The Philippines. The elections were widely considered rigged when Ferdinand Marcos was proclaimed the winner. In the face of mass protests and military defections, Marcos and his allies fled to Hawaii and into exile, ending his 21-year rule. Corazon Aquino, widow of Marcos' chief rival opposition leader Ninoy Aquino who had been assassinated in 1983, became the new president.

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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