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Diving down

Andrew Testa

From Eyes wide Open

THAILAND, Surin Islands, 2004

The chief of the community dives down with a harpoon to fish. The Moken are a nomadic tribe of just a few hundred people, who live on Mu Ko Surin island off the western coast of Thailand. The community has attracted international attention for their extraordinary underwater eyesight. It is believed that years of practice have enabled the Moken to see better out of necessity, helping them to hunt for fish and spot mussels on the sea bed.

‘The Thai authorities have heavily discouraged the community from being nomadic so they're pretty much tied to the Surin islands now. They build their houses on the beach on stilts and don't really use the interior of the island too much. Their life is very much water based. The Moken don't have a written language, everything is passed down from generation to generation. This photo was taken three weeks before the tsunami, and the community pretty

much all survived. They had a story that when the sea disappears, run to the interior, because it's going to come back and eat you.’

Specification

  • Archival pigment print
  • with Panos Prints provenance certificate
  • Paper Size - 210 x 297mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • Print Size - 240 mm (9.45 in) on longest side
  • Printed on Hahnemuhle Baryta fibre based 350gsm Fine Art paper
  • Unframed

Andrew Testa

Andrew Testa began photographing in the early 1990s. 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. After five years in the Balkans and a further five in the US, Andrew returned to the UK and has spent much of the last decade covering Brexit and its fallout across the UK and Ireland.

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).

Your Print

When will I receive my print?

We produce prints in a batch every two weeks. Shipping can take up to one week in the UK, and two to three weeks internationally. Orders should be received within 3-5 weeks depending on your location.

What will I receive?

Your print will be posted flat, in a protective sleeve, to avoid damage or curling in transit. Prints come with a Panos Prints provenance certificate with background information about the image and the photographer. 

The paper is A4 sized, the image will be smaller than A4 with a white border around it - see Image Specification for exact image size.  Borders will be laid out as demonstrated by the print images on the site. We do not provide framing services and images of framed prints are only meant to be illustrative. 

Print Care

 

Paper and ink

We print on Hahnemuhle Baryta FB, an archival fibre based 350gsm fine art paper. It is a bright white paper with a traditional character finish and heavy weighting. This paper has long been the industry standard paper for digital printing.  

What is a giclée print?

Giclée comes from French and literally means ‘squirt’, referring to the spray of very fine drops of ink that produce an inkjet print. We print with archival paper and pigment inks to the accepted standards of fine art giclee printing found within the collectors market. Prints should last over a hundred years and with care longer than this. Avoiding extremes of light, heat and humidity will help prolong the life of your print.