Andrew Testa

London, United Kingdom

Biography

British, 1965

Andrew began his photographic career in the early 1990s, working as a freelancer for the Guardian and Observer newspapers. Throughout the decade he documented growing environmental protests and animal rights movements. In 1999 he shifted his attention to the Balkans covering the war in Kosovo. At the end of 1999 he moved to Kosovo, which he used as a base to cover events throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. In 2005 he moved to New York where he was based for five years. He now lives in London with his wife and two children.

Andrew is a regular contributor to the New York Times and his work has been widely published in magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Stern, GEO, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, MARE and Granta.

He has won numerous awards for his work ranging from three World Press Photo prizes (1994, 2002 and 2006), the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography (2006) to NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards (2006, 2008), Amnesty Media Awards Photojournalist of the Year (1999 and 2007) and POYi Awards (2001, 2005 and 2006).

Andrew's work has been exhibited all over the world - at Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, 2005), Visa pour l'Image (Perpignan, France, 2006), Noorderlicht (2007), Arte Foto Festival (Ancona, Italy, 2008) and the Yangon Photo Festival (2012).

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Among the many complex issues facing negotiators from the UK and the EU trying to hammer out an agreement that will define the United Kingdom’s relationship with the bloc after March 2019 when the UK is due to exit, the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic has become the most intractable.


The red phone box, or Kiosk No.


The wars that swept across the Balkans in the early 1990s as former Yugoslavia imploded, pitted former compatriots against each other along ethnic and sectarian lines.


When it comes to container shipping, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Triple-E, owned and operated by Denmark’s A.


Looking for ever bigger adrenaline rushes, London’s young stock brokers and company execs are turning to white-collar boxing to get their kicks.


Since the ban on child jockeys in camel racing came into force in the early 2000s, enterprising racing enthusiasts have come up with a clever technological solution for their sport.


Britain loves sandwiches.


Seven years after ecstatic scenes on the streets of Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, Europe’s youngest nation, saw the declaration of independence, tens of thousands are leaving the country in search of a better life somewhere else.


In July 1995, an estimated 8,372 Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered by troops of the Army of Republika Srpska and Serbian paramilitaries of the notorious ‘Scorpions’ battalion in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.


For the first time in the event’s history, the Boat Race between rowing teams from Oxford and Cambridge universities staged the men’s and women’s events on the same day, along the same course, with the women’s race broadcast on live TV.


In a country born out of ethnic tension and age-old communal rivalries, Kosovo’s marginalised Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities are facing multiple challenges in their daily lives.


The arctic ice cap is receding faster than predicted by even the most pessimistic climate scientists.


The Icelandic Phallological Museum has become an unmissable, if challenging, addition to Reykjavik’s quirky tourist trail.


Tiny Ailsa Craig, a rocky outcrop off the west coast of Scotland, is the source of a unique form of granite that is used to make curling stones for Olympic competitions.


Andrew Testa follows the trail of Britain’s most famous secret agent and his creator, Ian Fleming.


Along North America’s Atlantic coast, a number of communities still survive on the waning swordfishing industry whose ageing fishermen swear by the harpoon as their weapon of choice.