+597 Photography

+597 Photography is the first online art gallery focused solely on photography of and by artists from Suriname. We offer you the possibility to buy these quality artworks online and have these delivered to your house or office.

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Destination Kwama by Fabian Vas

Prices from: 69,00

Fine art behind acrylic glass
  • Printed on the new Fujicolor Maxima paper
  • A new dimension to photo prints with deeper blacks and brighter colors
  • Carefully developed and glued between a plexiglass plate on the front and a dibond plate on the back
  • Including hanging frame mounted to the backside for easy hanging
 Fine art on dibond
  • Printed on authentic art paper, often used for exhibitions and limited-edition prints
  • Mounted on Dibond – an aluminum composite panel resitant to bending
  • Including hanging frame mounted to the backside
Fine art print only
  • Printed on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag, the ultimate choice for demanding art prints
  • All fine art photos are supplied with a white border around the print as standard


‘Destination Kwama’ by Fabian Vas

The most southerly destination in Suriname, Kwamalasamutu is a remote native village set on the banks of the Sipaliwini River, close to its confluence with the Corantijn. It is home to around 1,000 predominantly Tiriyó inhabitants.

The main attraction of the region is the elaborate petroglyphs engraved into the walls of the Werehpai Caves. The caves lie about a two hour walk from the village along a rough jungle path. Discovered in 2004, Werehpai is a formation of gigantic boulders that extends across a couple of hectares. It is decorated with at least 350 ancient rock carvings, the greatest concentration in the Amazon region. Depicting humanoid forms, animals and abstract patterns, the richly symbolic petroglyphs are almost impossible to date, but are probably more than 4,000 years old. The work of presumably ancestors to the Tiriyó people that inhabit the region today.

About the artist

Photographer Fabian Vas (1979) was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. Through his love for nature and adventure he has found his passion for capturing the nature of Suriname in its purest form.
With his Go-Pro camera or with a drone, he takes amazing pictures at various locations in Suriname. Locations deep in the inland that not everyone has access to. Fabian has become well known for his impactful images, both nationally and internationally. His powerful pictures promote Suriname in such a way that the images make you feel the energy of Suriname’s abundant flora and fauna.

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