Born in London, UK, Andrew Testa began his photographic career in 1992, working as a freelance for The Guardian and The Observer.
After spending most of the 1990’s documenting the environmental protest movement in the UK, Andrew moved to Kosovo in 1999 to cover the ongoing war and it’s aftermath.
He spent 6 years living in Kosovo, covering the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East for newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Newsweek and others. After a further 5 years in New York, he now lives in London with his wife and two children.
His work has won many awards including three World Press Photo Awards. He has twice been named photojournalist of the year by Amnesty International, in 1999 for his coverage of the war in Kosovo and in 2007 for his work on acid attacks in Bangladesh. 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), the NPPA Best of Photojournalism (2006 & 2008).
He was a participant in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 1998.
He is represented by Panos Pictures
His homepage can be found here: www.andrewtesta.co.uk