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Andrew Testa: The End of Balkania; Kosovo 1999-2009

By 26. 1. 2011 April 15th, 2019 No Comments

Andrew Testa
The End of Balkania / Kosovo 1999-2009

26.01.2011 – 23.02.2011
20:00

Andrew Testa has an inner eye, an ability to see the delicacy, sadness, and inherent beauty in a place that has suffered and been psychologically injured by severe and at times brutal circumstances. The images in this exhibition all possess a poetic quality that resonates a profound and deeply emotional anguish.

Andrew Testa
The End of Balkania / Kosovo 1999-2009

Selection and production: Emzin, Co-production: Galerija Fotografija

Andrew Testa was born in London in 1965. After spending most of the 1990’s documenting the environmental protest and animal rights movements in the UK, he moved to Kosovo in 1999 to cover the events throughout the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Six years later he moved to New York and returned to London in 2010. His work has been widely published in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Stern, Geo, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent Magazine, and others.
His work has won many awards including three World Press Photo Awards (1994, 2002, 2006). He has twice been named photojournalist of the year by Amnesty International. In 2006 he was awarded a Getty Grant for Editorial photography for his work in Kosovo. He has also won awards from Pictures of the Year (2001, 2004, 2005) and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism (2006, 2008). He was a participant in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 1998.

“Andrew Testa has an inner eye, an ability to see the delicacy, sadness, and inherent beauty in a place that has suffered and been psychologically injured by severe and at times brutal circumstances. The images in this exhibition all possess a poetic quality that resonates a profound and deeply emotional anguish. Faces and expressions yearn for redemption. Landscapes silently engulf a world that has known torment. But these same landscapes are stages on which an ecstatic passion play of life evolves. The images describe and celebrate a unique identity. They visualize a drama of persistence, resilience, and unbridled purpose. More than just photographs, Andrew’s poignant images of the Balkans are lyrical and sensitive portrayals of a world that has struggled in order to live.”
Jamie Wellford, photo editor at Newsweek

Andrew Testa

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