Sheikh From Dubai Launched in Australia New Book About Slovakia by Photographer Filip Kulisev
Photographer and world traveller Filip Kulisev presented his new book „Amazing Slovakia“ during the Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) in Sydney. Mr. Peter Mihok, the President of ICC WCF, launched the Slovak edition and the English edition by HE Skeikh Hamad Buamim of Dubai, President of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
The event was held at the newly opened Congress Centre at the exhibit Amazing Planet. Filip announced that „It´s an honour to be the sole photographer to exhibit at the opening of this prestigious International Congress. I´m pleased, that here Down Under, I am able to show many amazing places, not only in Slovakia, but on all continents. I sincerely hope that each delegate to the conference can find one of his preferred sites among them.“
Dr. Igor Bartho, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic for Australia and New Zealand, said „I would say that both Filip’s film and book, Amazing Slovakia, together with the remarkable photographs will attract many people in Australia and New Zealand. I am frequently asked why should we visit Slovakia? I believe that Slovakia possess everything- the tourist paths, wonderful nature, spas, mountains and old castles. All these are available in only three hours by car. But my guests are skeptical – how can such a small country have so much? Thanks to Filip Kulisev I can show the beauty of our country, because seeing such beauty once is worth more than twice hearing about it.“
The book was launched with the finest sand from Australia‘s Whitehaven Beach, where Fillip took several photos. He said „Whitehaven Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is 98 percent pure white silica. Its grains are the smallest in the world and therefore suitable for making precise optics. The sand was also used to make the Hubble's telescope.“
The Exhibition „Amazing Planet“ will last until Thursday, September 21 in Sydney. It also features the short film „Amazing Slovakia“, which had its world premiere two weeks ago in Bratislava.
New shots added: Franz Josef Land, Svalbard
World Traveller and Photographer Filip Kulisev Released His First Book and Movie Dedicated Only to Slovakia
Filip Kulisev for the first time presented his short film Amazing Slovakia in the Cinema Lumiere in Bratislava on Tuesday evening. The film is part of the limited edition of the book Amazing Slovakia/Úžasné Slovensko, dedicated only to Slovakia and released in both Slovak and English. Slovak President Andrej Kiska together with the Ambassador of the USA in Slovakia Adam Sterling accepted invitations to the event. The moderator of the event was Milos Buban.
Filip Kulisev displayed the beauty of Slovakia in photographs taken from a bird’s eye view. “Many formerly hidden beauties emerge when seen from this perspective. It allowed me to capture the only wild herd of European bison in Slovakia, Morske Oko Lake hidden in the lush forests of Vihorlat, and the Domasin Meander of the Vah River, which bears a striking resemblance to its more famous counterpart on the Colorado River in America’s Grand Canyon.“. Filip noted that „The little known Čabrad Castle in Central Slovakia is proof that one does not have to travel to Peru to see something as remarkable as Machu Picchu.”
Slovakia’s natural beauties are not confined to its most famous tourist destinations, such as the High Tatras and the Slovak Paradise; they can also be seen in many lesser known gems scattered throughout the countryside. Filip added that “Slovakia has much more than just magnificent natural beauty. Its rich history has also had a tremendous impact upon the country over the last millennium. The castle ruins, magnificent chateaux, and the many abandoned monasteries and medieval churches are evidence that Slovakia has always been at the crossroads of history in Europe”.
Miroslav Lajcak evaluated the book Amazing Slovakia/Úžasné Slovensko as a great promotion of the Slovakia. „Slovakia is amazing country, where one can find everything: from the peaks of the High Tatras to the bends of the Danube, from the Carpathian vineyards to the forests of Vihorlat. There are still many people in the world who haven´t any idea at all about the beauty of Slovakia. This is the reason I support such projects, like this one from Filip Kulisev. They spread the goodwill of Slovakia abroad, and show that we offer so much to our visitors. Good marketing is more than half of success. I think that this book and the film are excellent marketing tools for the beauty of our country”.
The official launch of the book Amazing Slovakia/Úžasné Slovensko will be on September 19 in Sydney as part of the World Congress of the International Chambers of Commerce, which will also feature an exhibition of many other photos from Filip’s collection, Amazing Planet.
New shots added: Franz Josef Land, North Pole, Moscow
Exhibition at the Geographic North Pole
Photographer and explorer Filip Kulisev has successfully performed an exhibition on the most unusual place on earth. He presented his works at the northernmost site in the world, 90°N, the North Pole. „If we treat both poles, Mount Everest and the Marian Trench as the ‚four corners‘ of the planet, then the North Pole is the first among them that I have visited. It has been an unforgettable experience,“ said Filip.
Exactly at 90° North, he displayed 22 works, representing an overview of all continents from the national parks in Tanzania and Hawaii; the unbelievable natural heart formed by a large formation of mangroves in New Caledonia; and the natural wonders of the nordic regions of Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland, just to name a few of his works. Spis Castle in Slovakia was also displayed.
While he was „on the ice“ at the North Pole, Filip signed a limited edition of his latest book Element. He travelled as a member of a polar expedition organised by Poseidon Expeditions. „The North Pole is a magic place. We arrived on „midsummer“ polar day, the longest day of the year. The other half of the year, the North Pole is in total darkness. Interestingly, wherever you step away from 90° N, you are always going south,“ said Filip, who visited the North Pole aboard the world’s largest, most-powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory. The giant 160 meter-long Russian vessel has two nuclear reactors, generating 75.000 horsepower. „There is a water ballast system between the inner and outer hulls which can be shifted to aid icebreaking. The ship has a spoon-shaped bow, capable of breaking through ice up to eight meters thick.
„Incredibly, the ship is able to operate four years without being refueled. It gave me some extra confidence in case we weren’t able to complete our goal of reaching 90º north in the planned 12 days. Our short stay at the North Pole was highlighted by an extraordinary polar plunge by many of the passengers,“ he said. Filip’s wife, Zuzana, was the brave one in the family and reported that the temperature was a refreshing -1¬¬.8ºC.
Jan Bryde, senior vice president of Poseidon Expeditions, said. „I had the pleasure of meeting Filip and Zuzana last year and after seeing their wonderful work and getting to know their lovely and humble personaltities, we agreed on an amazing joint venture project with Poseidon Expeditions. Filip will be shooting polar landscape images in both the Arctic and Antarctica aboard our vessels. These photographs will be displayed in various exhibitions around the world. Poseidon Expeditions is very proud and looks forward to our continued cooperation.“
New movies added: Greenland
New shots added: Greenland
New shots added: Azores, Holland, Louisiana, Texas
New shots added: Slovakia - Horny Zemplin, Horne Povazie, Spis, Liptov, Saris
Filip Kulisev, was one of three artists nominated in Visual Arts at the 20th Annual "Crystal Wing" 2016, the most prestigious awards in Slovakia. The Grand Jury annually proposes three nominations in the fields of Theatre and Audiovisual Arts, Philanthropy, Economics, Music, Medicine and Science, Journalism and Literature, Rock Pop Jazz, Sports and the Visual Arts.
New shots added: Maldives, Seychelles, Mozambique, Tanzania
New shots added: Jamaica, Mexico, Spain
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Filip Kulisev Is the First Photographer To Be Awarded the Benovsky Globe
The Slovak city of Vrbove awarded its second annual Benovsky Globe prizes to accomplished Slovak artists, including the first photographer to receive this prestigious honor, Filip Kulisev.
The city recognized Filip‘s remarkable contributions to spreading the many natural beauties of the Slovak Republic throughout the world. Filip´s photographs of the island of Madagascar, where a distinguished native citizen of Vrbove, Moric Benovsky, ruled in the late 18th century, were particularly praised.
„I was surprised by this prestigious award. I very much appreciate that the organisers from Vrbove praised my photography and my continuous efforts to represent Slovakia throughout the world. Madagascar is one of the most wonderful places in the world for me, and has long historical links to our country. Baobabs, many protected plants and animals, incluiding lemurs are unique to Madagascar and not found anywhere else,“ told Filip Kulisev after awarding ceremony.
Cecilia Kandracova, the Slovak diplomat and scientist, and Countess Alzbeta Ambrozyova , a descendant of Moric Benovsky, were also awarded the Benovsky Globe. The prestigious award recognizes both Slovak and foreigners who have either contributed to the legacy of Moric Benovsky or have made significant explorations of the world.
The former Slovak President Rudolf Schuster also received the Benovsky Globe last year. The award consists of a crystal globe, 29 centimeters tall, with graphics of Benovsky from artist Igor Piacka. Through this prestigious award, the city of Vrbove wants to raise awareness of its distinguished native citizen Moric Benovsky.
Five Sculptors and Photographer Filip Kulisev Present the Beauty of Slovakia to the French Public
Six Slovak artists presented their works at the traditional „Les Journées de L'Art-Bre“ Exhibition in the Parc du Cap Martin, in Roquebrune on the French Riviera.
The sixth annual exhibition was organised under the auspices of Slovakia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The artists are sculptors Oto Bachorik, Juraj Cutek, Milan Lukac, Ivan Pavle, Maria Rudavska and photographer Filip Kulisev.
Kusilev said „I'm glad that we can present Slovakian art at this important outdoor forum. Visitors to this exhibition can see the most beautiful parts of Slovakia, including the High Tatra mountains, Spis Castle and the Liptov area throughout the year.“ Kulisev selected eleven photos, mounted on special aluminium sheets nearly 1.5 meters wide, specially treated for outdoor exhibits.
Tatiana Parackova, Honorary Consul of Slovakia to Monaco, Miroslav Vyboh, Honorary Consul of Monaco to Slovakia, and Marek Estok, the Slovak Ambassador to France, organised the exhibition. Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the event, and was presented with Filip Kulisev’s new book 'Element'. Prince Albert II said “Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to the treasures that we too often turn our backs on, and that risk disappearing tomorrow if we do not take action now.” The works will be displayed in the open air until October 16.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska Inaugurates Photographer Filip Kulisev’s Newest Book
Photographer and world traveller Filip Kulisev presented his eighth book „Element“ at Bratislava Castle. The book’s title reflects the cornerstones of our world, the four classical elements. Slovak President Andrej Kiska launched the book with the oldest sand in the world, from Namibia‘s National Park, Namib Naukluft. The ancient sand represents the element Earth and its red colour the element Fire. President Kiska announced that „Filip reminds us again and again of the uniqueness of the world we have been given the opportunity to experience and enjoy, our good fortune to be here, but also the burden of our responsibility. I appreciate and admire Filip’s humility. He had not forgotten where he comes from and he knowingly shows us our place in the world – all of which is portrayed in his photographs.“ The event was attended by over three hundred distinguished guests, including, Environment Minister Laszlo Solymos, the new U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling, and Bulgarian Ambassador Margarita Ganeva. „Element“ is in four parts, representing the climatic zones as well as the four classical elements. Filip explained „There are more than 400 images with notes on each site. I like to show the domination of water, transformed into ice and icebergs of the Arctic and Antarctic. Mountain ranges, rock cliffs and caves characterise the temperate zone. Fresh air and winds dominate the eternally green subtropics. Fire from the sun lights the eternal summer of the tropics.“ The unofficial premiere of „Element“ occurred at the opening of the Amazing Planet exhibition at the IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 4th in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prince Albert II of Monaco said: „Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to the treasures that we too often turn our backs on, and that risk disappearing tomorrow if we do not take action now. It is for these reasons that I support the work of Filip Kulisev, whose photographs around the globe are a source of inspiration to us all.” The book will be launched to the trade on Tuesday, September 13. It is available in both English and Slovak versions, as well as a boxed limited edition with an original signed photograph. It has 408 pages and weighs 4 kilos. Peter Sklar, the famous actor, moderated the launch of Filip’s new show. A renowned violin trio, G-Strinx, accompanied the opening. The exhibit was organized in cooperation with the National Council of the Slovak Republic and is open to the public until October 1st.
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP, has had over 200 solo exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. He is the author of eight books, which record the diversity and beauty of many of the world's natural wonders. Filip has received both the highest European qualification, Master QEP, in landscape, and the highest title, 'Fellow', from the British Institute of Professional Photographers. Filip is an avid naturalist who supports activities aimed at protecting the environment for future generations.
New shots added: Hawaii - Kauai, Maui, Big Island, Oahu
Slovak Photographer Filip Kulisev Drew Attention on IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii
Honolulu: Photographer Filip Kulisev belongs to the Slovak representatives on the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu (Hawaii). His exhibition Amazing Planet revived this event. „I´m glad to present my work on the highest forum of the conservation experts in the world. I agree with main thesis, that our planet is on the crossroad. Through my work I do my best to show people the beauty, which could we lose by absence of the conservation of the nature,“ Filip Kulisev told. His exhibion is located in the main hall in the are of 120 square meters and its opening was attended with President of French Polynesia Edouard Fritch, President of Kiribati Anote Tong or IUCN head Inger Andersen as well. Nearly 200 heads of states or representatives of the governments or the international organisations can enjoy the pictures and video projection from all continents, including the beauties of Slovakia.
The exhibition is organised in cooperation with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Filip Kulisev's environmental work has been appreciated by many personalities, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who couldn´t ceremonially opened the exhibition and was replaced by Vicepresident of the The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Bernard Fautier. He conveyed the message of Prince Albert II of Monaco by this occassion: “Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to the treasures that we too often turn our backs on, and that risk disappearing tomorrow if we do not take action now.” The opening ceremony of exhibition was highlighted by the signing of the Agreement between IUCN and Monaco concerning the support of the project abouth the protection against the ocean acidification.The Exhibition in Honolulu will last until the end of the IUCN World Conservation Congress at September 10th.
The IUCN Congress is the world’s largest and most inclusive nature conservation forum. Held every four years, it hosts nearly 10,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss, debate and decide environmental and development issues and policy.
New shots added: Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island; USA - New York, Maine
Photographies of Filip Kulisev Present Slovakia's Presidency at UN in New York
Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday opened an exhibition Amazing Planet of Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev. The event attended the President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN Jan Eliasson and the Under Secretary General Department of the UN Cristina Gallach as well.
People that will visit the UN headquarters between July 13-22 will be able to admire photographs from national parks in the North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, as well as photos from Slovakia depicting a water mill on the Little Danube River, Krivan mountain or the Spis Castle.
"Filip Kulisev's exhibition is currently at the most suitable venue. His photographs depict the uniqueness and beauty of this planet. The UN bears the main responsibility for the preservation of the Earth with its natural and cultural heritage," said Miroslav Lajcak, adding that people often don't realise the splendour of our planet in their bustling lives. "Filip's shots bear witness to beauties of our planet, as well to what talent Slovakia produces," noted Miroslav Lajcak.
This is Kulisev's first exhibition at the UN headquarters. "I really appreciate the opportunity to present my works in this place. I like UN initiatives relating to the environmental protection. I'm glad that I can contribute to the preservation of our planet and its beauties for the future generations," said Filip Kulisev.
The exhibition was organised under the patronage of Slovakia's Permanent Mission to the UN with Frantisek Ruzicka at its helm. Frantisek Ruzicka said that this exhibition, which was organised on the occasion of Slovakia's Presidency of the Council of the EU would like to reaffirm Slovakia's determination to support the implementation of global agreements on sustainable development and the fight against the climate change.
Filip Kulisev Exhibiting His Best Photograps in Ottawa
Canada’s capital Ottawa is showing another exhibition of Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev, TASR learnt on Friday.
The Amazing Planet exhibition, featuring natural beauties of Slovakia, Canada and other continents, is organised by the Slovak Embassy to Canada, headed by Ambassador Andrej Droba, in cooperation with the Canadian Global Affairs Ministry on the occasion of Slovakia’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Kulisev is exhibiting in Canada for the second time having already exhibited in Vancouver in 2009 before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
“Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with beautiful national parks and high biodiversity. I appreciate the way it protects its natural heritage,” Kulisev told TASR, adding that he’s found plenty of interesting themes and sceneries in Canada.
New shots added: Gibraltar, Madeira, Mallorca, Barcelona
New shots added: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, West Australia
New shots added: Canada - Toronto, Niagara Falls; USA - Chicago, Detroit
Exhibition of the Slovak Photographer Filip Kulisev in the USA Marked 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Agreement
Slovakia commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Agreement this year. It was the first document, which demanded the establishment of the common state of Czechs and Slovaks after break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In this occasion was held a Slovak Heritage Day with the exhibition of prominent Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Remarks was made by Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak, former US Ambassador to Slovakia Tod Sedgwick and Ohio State Senator Sandra Williams. Slovak Ambassador to the US Peter Kmec was also in attendance. The event was under auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska and of the Mayor of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal. "Cleveland Agreement represents an important milestone on the way that changed the Slovaks into a modern nation with a strong identity and own state. I am glad that our country has proved to be a viable and has been the cradle of smart and capable people who are beneficial not only for Slovakia. Among them is also the photographer Filip Kulisev, which images show not only the beauties of the Slovakia, but several shapes of the Earth as well. They provide a challenge to the protection and conservation of rare natural wealth of our planet, "said Mr Lajcak.
The author of the idea of Slovak Heritage Day in Cleveland was the former Ambassador Sedgwick. "The idea emerged during one of our frequent tennis matches in 2013. We always had a lot of fun with them, but also discussed over some serious issues. The result of our debates is the exhibition. I am very proud for that, "said Filip Kulisev.
The exhibition features his photographies from Slovakia and natural beauties from all continents as well. After Cleveland will first piece of exhibition of Filip Kulisev continue to Island of Kauai in Hawaii and the other piece will end in Ottawa as a part of an exhibition organized by the Slovak Ambassador to Canada Andrej Droba.
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP, has provided material for more than 180 individual exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. He is the author of six exclusive monographs, which present the diversity and beauty of many of the world's natural wonders. The monographs also present behind-the-scenes stories about Kulisev's travels around the world. Filip Kulisev received the highest European qualification title (Master QEP) in the landscape category together with the highest title of 'Fellowship' from the British Institue of Professional Photographers in London. Kulisev is an avid naturist who supports activities aimed at protecting the environment for future generations. Kulisev's environmental work has been appreciated by many, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who stated that, "Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to the treasures that we too often turn our backs on and that risk disappearing tomorrow due to our shameful inaction. I know its lights will give others the permission to shine."
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Filip Kulisev with monothematic exhibition dedicated to Slovakia in Monaco
Monte Carlo, September 10- Well-known Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev had the new monothematic exhibition abroad, dedicated to natural beauties of Slovakia. He introduced it on Wednesday in the hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo in the occasion of the opening ceremony of the honorary consulate of the Slovak Republic in Monaco, attended by Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Slovak ambassador to France Marek Estok, ICC World Chambers chair and head of the Slovak chamber of commerce Peter Mihok and new honorary consul Tatiana Parackova. The third exhibition of Filip Kulisev in Monaco, unlike the first two realized in cooperation with the Foundation Prince Albert II, consists of the photographies, mapping the Slovakia from Bratislava and water mills on the Small Danube to the waterfalls in Slovak Paradise national park. "Most of the photographs showing the beauty of Slovakia in the sunny winter weather. I am glad that I can present also photography of Spis castle, which gifted the Slovak president Andrej Kiska to the Britain's Prince Charles. Most of the photographies are also in the photobook, which has in its collection Pope Francis, "said Filip Kulisev. At a gala dinner in Monaco, which reminded Slovak national holiday, Constitution Day, also appeared Slovak national folklore ballet Lucnica, opera singer Patricia Janeckova and Chamber Orchestra.
New shots added: Belgium, Estonia, Denmark, Russia, Sweden
Charles, Prince of Wales, Receives Official Gift from Slovak President Kiska, Featuring the Work of Slovak Photographer, Filip Kulisev
Bratislava June 23
Slovak President Andrej Kiska, who was received by Charles, Prince of Wales, at Windsor Castle on Monday, presented Prince Charles with a photograph taken by world-renowned Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev. The photograph, featuring the historic Spiš Castle, shows the splendor of the castle during the winter. Spiš Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the largest castle compounds in Europe. Signed by Filip Kulisev, the aluminum-framed, 135x75cm photograph is one of Kulisev’s most famous works. "I was very pleased to be asked by the President to prepare this official gift for such a renowned world personality. President Kiska chose this particular photograph because Spiš Castle is close to his boyhood home. The President also confided that Pope Francis also liked this photograph very much as well," said Filip Kulisev.
The photograph was included in a unique photobook which President Kiska presented to Pope Francis while visiting the Vatican in April 2015. Per Kulisev, "Members of the British royal family know Slovakia well -- and I believe that, thanks in part to this photograph, they will remember fondly Slovakia’s beauty and diversity. The photo was taken under ideal circumstances during a chilly February morning, before sunrise. These weather conditions at that time created a perfect mix of the freshly snow-covered Tatras mountains, clear weather, superb visibility, and a gentle mist on the ground. This happens very rarely.”
New shots added: Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Bermuda, Azores, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Slovakia
Amazing Planet calendars 2015 won three first place awards in Most beautiful calendar competition in Slovakia.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska gifts Pope Francis with unique photo book, featuring the works of world-renowned Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev
Bratislava/Rome, April 9
Slovak President Andrej Kiska, on his first official visit as Head of State, visited the Vatican for a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis. On this occasion, President Kiska presented to Pope Francis a unique, 23-carat gold-leafed, photo book, featuring the works of Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev. As Kiska explained, "Slovakia is a wonderful country and Filip Kulisev portrays it like no one else. Therefore hang his photographs in my office and I decided to give his photobook to Pope Francis."
"Hand-made, using special techniques and fortine backing, ensures that the colors of the photographs remain clear and vibrant for at least 200 years,“ stressed Kulisev. The photo book is bound in leather and placed in a specially-designed wooden box, including a dedication embroidered with golden thread. "It is a speciality of Slovak craftsmanship; I am deeply honored that the head of the Catholic Church received this photo book. I am confident that His Holiness will enjoy my photographs, which show the diversity and beauty of my beloved homeland,“ added Kulisev.
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP, has provided material for more than 180 individual exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. He is the author of six exclusive monographs, which present the diversity and beauty of many of the world's natural wonders. The monographs also present behind-the-scenes stories about Kulisev's travels around the world. Filip Kulisev received the highest European qualification title (Master QEP) in the landscape category together with the highest title of 'Fellowship' from the British Institue of Professional Photographers in London. Kulisev is an avid naturist who supports activities aimed at protecting the environment for future generations. Kulisev's environmental work has been appreciated by many, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who stated that, "Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to the treasures that we too often turn our backs on and that risk disappearing tomorrow due to our shameful inaction.“
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New shots added: Spiš, Liptov, Hont and Orava in Slovakia
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Stories of Photographies of Filip Kulisev were introduced by U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick and Dominik Hrbaty
Bratislava, September 4- The sixth book of Slovak photographer and explorer Filip Kulisev, ZOOM 2, was introduced by U.S. ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick and former Slovak national tennis player Dominik Hrbaty. Both „godfathers“ sprinkled book by black volcanic sand from Antarctica and wished it all the best on the way to the readers, interested in the wonderful places of our planet and many smart and funny stories behind the scenes of the photo shooting. „There are about 400 photography’s in the book. Many of them will be shown for the first time. We have had a lot of fun, but also physical suffering and danger. Like, for example, by descent to the ice cave in Icelandic glacier, which has changed every year or by photo shooting of flowing magma in Hawaii with indisposed guide,“ told Filip Kulisev, who together with both „godfathers“ likes tennis very much as well. „I prefer to play with Filip, rather than against him, because he gives me a chance to win. I´m honored to be a godfather of this wonderful book,“ expressed Theodore Sedgwick.
To a long time admirers of Filip Kulisev belongs Dominik Hrbaty as well. „It´s admirable, what he has achieved in the world. Only few people has done for Slovakia as much as Filip,“ said the famous Slovak tennis player.
Filip Kulisev likes to tell stories about his photography’s. Many of them are part of the exhibition, visited by more of the 250 guests of introduction the book ZOOM 2. There were distinguished guests like many ambassadors to Slovakia, members of the national Council of the Slovak Republic or Mayor of Bratislava Milan Ftacnik. They could enjoy the new photographic movie Amazing Planet during event accompanied by splendid music of the Band "Diplomatic Immunity", consisted of several diplomats like Theodore Sedgwick, ambassador of the State Israel to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi or some other respected personalities like Mayor of Banska Bystrica Peter Gogola and President of the Institute for public questions Grigorij Meseznikov. The Amazing Planet exhibition will be open to the public in the Western terrace of the Bratislava castle until September 19.
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP provided material for more than 170 individual exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. In 2013 he was selected as a single photographer from Slovakia to the project „International Masters of Photography“, which presented in Las Vegas the works of best world photographers. Filip´s works were rewarded by several international prizes. He was awarded by title „Master QEP“, which is the highest qualification award for European Professional photographers. As the first photographer from Central and Eastern Europe he was awarded by the highest qualification and title of Fellow from the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP). He became European Landscape Photographer of the year 2012. Filip Kulisev is the author of six monographs’, which reveal the beauty and uniqueness of the nature of our planet.
New book ZOOM2
New shots added: Italy, Montenegro, Croatia
New shots added: Samoa, Amarican Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora), Hawaii (Big Island, Kauai)
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Table and wall calendar Amazing Planet 2014 from Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP has won first place in a competition "Most beautiful calendar 2014 of Slovakia".
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New shots added: South Georgia, Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands
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Filip Kulisev’s Photographs Impress Russian President Vladimir Putin
Bratislava/Moscow 11thOctober- During the recent political negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Albert II of Monaco, Slovakia was also present. Albert II is a world-renowned supporter of biodiversity and nature conservation. Before talks on the peaceful use of the Arctic and Antarctic areas, Albert II gave President Putin a handmade photo album filled with nature photographs of Slovak photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev. The album, placed in a wooden box, is bound in leather with 24 carat gold-leafed pages. Both politicians looked at the photos during the talks on Arctic conservation and were very satisfied. “I´m honoured that Prince Albert II chose my work as gift for the one of the most influential politicians in the world. I believe that the pictures of these polar regions may help to preserve their beauty for the future,” said Kulisev.
Filip Kulisev’s photographic work has been presented as gifts at other events as well. As a part of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award Ceremony, two outstanding French personalities also received Kulisev’s books: French filmmaker, Luc Jacquet, who received an Oscar for Best Documentary for March of the Penguins and botanist Francis Hallé, a world expert on rainforests. “These awards are primarily dedicated to nature protection and biodiversity preservation. This is the aim of my work as well. Therefore, I am proud to be a part of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award Ceremony,” Filip Kulisev stressed at the end of his The Wonders of Amazing Planet exhibition at Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monte Carlo. The exhibition, the second of its kind in Monaco, was the result of Kulisev’s deepening cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Filip Kulisev’s photographic work are part of the collections of honourable personalities like President of the Slovak Republic Ivan Gašparovič and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Oscar award winning composer Hans Zimmer and Grammy Awards winner and Actor Will Smith also possess Kulisev’s award-winning photographs.
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New shots added: Dolomites, Italy
Slovak photographer conquered Monaco again
Slovak photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP, has turned back with his work to the Monaco. The contemporary exhibition „The Wonders of the Amazing Planet“ wants follow the success two years ago and presents natural beauties and extraordinary animals from entire world. The anchor of the exhibition is a four meters wide panoramatic view on Monaco Glacier in Spitsbergen, dedicated to the memory of the Prince Albert I of Monaco, famous oceanographer and voyager at the end of the 19th Century. The exhibition in Galerie des Pêcheurs, next to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco was officialy opened by his great-great-grandson, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who praised the work of the Slovak photographer. „Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to those treasures we all too often ignore and that may disappear tomorrow as a result of our reprehensible inaction. I am certain it makes significant contribution to alert all people of goodwill to the state of our Earth.“, stressed Albert II.
Filip Kulisev considers it for a great honour. „I´m very proud to be the first among the other artists, which exhibits here in Monaco for the second time for a quite short time“, Filip Kulisev added. Before official opening of the ehibition Filip Kulisev attended a private audience at the palace of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, where he brough him a special handmade album of the photographies of nature. The album is in the wooded box, bound in leather with 24 carat gold-plated pages.
The exhibition was attended by many of distinguished guests from Monaco, Paris, London, India, Iceland and Slovakia as well. Many of them due to opportunity meet Filip Kulisev. „I was happy to see in Monte Carlo my friend from Iceland, pilot of cessna plane, which I used for a very successful photo shooting“, Filip Kulisev said. Also thanks to the photographies of Hvita´s river bed and meanders he won the first place in one of the most important competitions of professional photographers in the world, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2012 and attended the exhibition of best 151 photographers of the world in Las Vegas.
The exhibition „The Wonders of the Amazing Planet“ in Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monaco, will be available until early September and provides a continuation of the cooperation between the Slovak photographer and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which has three priority objectives: to limit climate change, to safeguard biodiversity and to manage water resources.
Success of Amazing Planet in France
After impressive success of Filip Kulisev‘s book Terre magique (Amazing Planet), it comes at the french market with adapted to the publication, La grande livre des Terres fascinantes, which introduces 109 of the most beautiful corners on Earth. Included are all continents and a diversity of landscapes. With size 24 to 29 cm and 450 pages weighs almost 3 kilograms. Main purpose of this exclusive publication is showing that despite the constantly expanding human activity there are still sufficient virgin places on the Earth that should be protected as the future generations heritage.
Filip Kulisev’s fourth DVD/Blu-ray disc, Phase 4, was nominated as a finalist entry in the European Photo Book of the Year Awards 2012, organised by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP).
New shots added: St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Madeira and Florida
Table calendar Amazing Planet and ASP 2013 has won first place in a competition Most beautiful calendar 2013 of Slovakia
Filip Kulisev photograph helps raise over £10,000 for cancer charity the Lymphoma Association
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP who won the Golden Camera for Landscape in European Professional Photographer of the Year 2012, donated a signed limited edition photograph, ‘Grant Prismatic Spring’, to a raffle held at the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey in Essex on 17 March. The raffle was organised by Marc Silver, Square Rock’s director, and business development manager Jaimie Sinclair, after Marc’s wife Leanne was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Leanne has now been in remission for four years and is expecting her second child since completing her treatment, so Marc and Jaimie decided to raise money for the Lymphoma Association, a charity which supports people affected by lymphatic cancer. Other raffle and auction prizes at the event included two ruby helmets by Parisian designer Jérome Coste, lunch, golf and spa days, a Bracher Emden designer handbag and memorabilia signed by Lord Alan Sugar, Usain Bolt and many more. The event was sponsored by the Amy Winehouse Foundation. In total, the raffle raised over £10,000 and the two colleagues’ fundraising will culminate with the London Marathon on 21 April.
New shots added: Hawaii, USA - Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon NP, Death Valley NP, Horseshoe Bend, Las Vegas and Others
Filip Kulisev belongs to the ranking of the top world photographers for 2012
Las Vegas/Bratislava February 9th- The Slovak photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev was selected to the ranking of the top world photographers for the year 2012. The selection is presented in the book „International Masters of Photography“, released by American publishing house World Wide Art Books, which specialises in publications dedicated to the contemporary masters of arts. The best photographers are taking part in an exhibition at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, which has its opening ceremony today. The exhibition will be open until March, 23 „Our purpose with‚ International Masters of Photography“ is to create an annual chronicle of what is happening in the art of photography all over the world, featuring the work of noteworthy photographers, representing as many genres as possible“, announced Despina Tunberg, the curator of the exhibition. The book International Masters of Photography presents 151 photographers in 309 pages of museum quality. Filip was selected as a single photographer from Slovakia „Filip Kulisev is internationally recognized as one of the foremost landscape photographers in the world today, and each one of his magnificent images is a photography lesson in itself“, added Despina Tunberg. As a part of the exhibition are his photographs of northern lights from Norway, the Grand Prismatic Spring from the USA and the valley of river Hvitá in Iceland. Thanks to these shots which a few weeks ago earned him the title "European Photographer of the Year 2012" in category of nature „To be part of the prestigeous publication is a great honour for me. It is also an encouragement for other talented Slovak photographers to follow my success in the future“, Filip Kulisev said. International Masters of Photography is the first volume devoted to noteworthy photographers from all over the world, representing as many genres as possible. A thousand free copies of the publication will be sent to selected museums, galleries and agencies all over the world.
Photographer Filip Kulisev won first place in one of the most important competitions of professional photographers in the world
Slovak photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP achieved additional outstanding international success. He became the winner of FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2012 competition for best European professional Photographer of 2012 and was awarded as the sole representative of Slovakia. "I am very happy that I was able to move on and get gold after receiving silver last year" said Filip Kulisev. Works by two thousand professional photographers from 29 countries around the world competed in six categories and two separate sections devoted to student and international photography. The competition was organized by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP). Filip Kulisev succeeded in category of landscape. "I like to take pictures of unconventional and less well known places on our wonderful planet. This time I had very much success in shots from the Icelandic valley of the Hvíta River, the Northern Lights in Norway and a unique hot spring in the form of a Grand Prismatic eye" said Kulisev. "Filip Kulisev to me is one of the most eminent landscape photographers in the world. His work, which he presented at the Golden Camera impressed me very much" said jury member and German photographer Andy J. J. Hens.
New shots added: Australia, Tasmania
New shots added: Iceland
A. Banášová a J. Dušek krstili publikáciu F. Kuliseva
New shots added: Spitsbergen
APFSR Exhibition Tour in Slovakia
APFSR Exhibition Tour in Slovakia
Table and wall calendar Amazing Planet 2012 from Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP has won first place and wall calendar Cities for Allianz 2012 has won the third place in a competition Most beautiful calendar 2012 of Slovakia.
New shots added: Angthong Marine National Park, Thailand
New shots added: Norway
New shots added: Thailand
Photographer Filip Kulisev receives the highest British qualification and title of Fellow (FBIPP)
Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, FBIPP, has become the first photographer from Central and Eastern Europe to be awarded the highest qualification and title of Fellow (FBIPP) from the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP). The jury, consisting entirely of Fellows, honored his work in the category of landscape photography. He is only the third landscape photographer in the world to be so honored. „I´m very surprised by this award. It´s for me an additional motivation for the future to continue to improve my photographic skills“, Filip Kulisev said. According to communication officer Amanda Freed, BIPP has three levels of qualifications. „The highest qualification of Fellowship shows that the member has proved distinguished and exceptional ability and creativity. Filip Kulisev is the youngest Fellow to qualify in landscape photography“, Freed added.
The BIPP is an internationally recognized qualifying organization with over 100 years of experience in supporting photographers. They have over 3,200 members worldwide, covering every discipline of photography. The core aims of BIPP are to train, qualify and support professional photographers.
New shots added: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, St. Thomas; USA - Big Cypress National Park, Everglades National Park
New shots added: Maldives
Photography of Filip Kulisev Auctioned at a Charity Auction for 2.300 EUR
Bratislava, November 23 – The work of photographer Filip Kulisev Grand Prismatic was auctioned on Charity Auction Photography Hour for 2300 EUR. It was the most expensive photography out of 46 works, which devoted to the auction 33 well known Slovak and foreign photographer. TASR was informed by representatives of Children of Slovakia Foundation. Total auctioned income was 22,010 EUR. Bidders showed interest for photographies of Milan Rastislav Štefanik, devoted to the Charity Auction by Slovak National Museum. Stefanik´s Equador sold for 1800 EUR, Bratislava from Karol Kállay climbed to 1600 EUR. The Charity Auction Children's Photography Hour is organized as part of public fundraising Children's Hour in cooperation with auction company since 2002. In the previous nine years at Photography Hour was auctioned for children 533 exclusive photographies with total income 168,809 EUR. Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring of Yellowstone National Park with size 91 to 75 meters and temperature of the water 71 degrees of Celsius. Photosynthetic algae living in the cooler water on the edge, change the spring on breathtaking natural scenery, which stand out from the height of several hundreds meters.
Photographer Filip Kulisev, Master QEP introduces Natural Beauties of the USA
Bratislava, 9th of November- The traveling exhibition Amazing USA is a new project of Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev. The opening ceremony in Tuesday, 8th of November, was held by H.E. Ambassador of the USA in Slovakia Theodor Sedgwick and his wife Kate in residence of US Embassy in Bratislava, accompanied by ten other Ambassadors to Slovakia. The exhibion consists of photographies, taken during seventeen trips of Filip Kulisev throughout different areas of the United States. “Altogether I have spent more than a year taking photos of natural beauty in America. I consider that time as a wonderful period for my work because the United States is endowed with so many diverse and amazing forms of nature”, Kulisev said. The United States was the first country in the world protecting its natural heritage by creating national parks. The current number of national parks is 58, with a total area of 210,000 square kilometers; the four largest national parks are found in the state of Alaska. The different views on the national parks of the USA dominates in photographies of Filip Kulisev. “I am fascinated by their diversity. From the majestic glaciers in Alaska, the rainforests in the state of Washington, through the geysers and springs in Yellowstone, beautiful rock formations in Arizona, white sand deserts in New Mexico to palm beaches in Hawaii”, Slovak photographer added. The exhibition Amazing USA will be located in Bratislava until the end of the year. Then will move to the other Slovak cities like Banská Bystrica, Lučenec or Košice. In occasion of this exhibition was released special DVD Amazing USA as well.
Photographer Filip Kulisev got the second place in the landscape category at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the year Awards
Brussels/Bratislava 23rd October- Photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, gained another extraordinary international success. He got an award FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2011. In the competition of the European Photographer of the Year 2011 succeded as a single representant od Slovakia. „It´s a great honour for me, that international jury appreciated my photograpies“, Filip Kulisev told. This international competition received more than 2,000 pictures from photographers from 28 countries throughout the Word for six categories and two special sections, Student and International Photographers awards. The competition is organised by Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP). Filip Kulisev was awarded in the landscape category. „I really like to photograph unusual and lesser-known sites on our amazing Planet. Currently I was succesful thanks to pictures of Northern light in Norway and uniqe desert White Sands in New Mexico in the USA“, Filip Kulisev added. He will be awarded and presented with his FEP European Landscape Silver Camera at a ceremony on November 26th in Brussels.
New shots added: USA - Alaska, Wyoming, Canada - Vancouver
New shots added: Rome, Italy
Amazing Planet of Photographer Filip Kulisev is going to conquer Rome after Monaco
Bratislava/Rome 19th July – Great shape of heart visible only from above, ever green shores of Hawaii islands, strange rock formations from Southwest of the USA and many others attractive sites from all continents of the world. This combination of large scales photographs of Filip Kulisev can visitors observes in exhibition, which was opened in Slovak Institute in Rome. Slovak photographer provided material for nearly 150 individual exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad. In Rome and Italy has been his work presented for the first time. „I´m happy, that Amazing Planet reached this country as well. Italy is very photogenic, especially Dolomites and Tuscany play an important role in my books“, Filip Kulisev stressed. The ceremony accompanied by Slovak ambassador to Italy Mária Krasnohorská and many influential Italian personalities was held by director of Slovak Institute Peter Krupár. „It´s been a honour for us to present for Italian public talent and works of photographer, who´s succesfully represented Slovakia in the world for a years“, Krupár added. The exhibition in Rome has been already Filip´s fourth one in this year after Bratislava, Prague and Monaco, where was supported by H.S.H. Prince of Monaco Albert II and visited by more than 100,000 people. The visitors can admire photographs, which helped Filip to win the highest title of the Professional photographer, Master QEP. Filip Kulisev is an author of three books. The latest one, Amazing Planet, was selected as the second most wonderful FEP European Photo Book of the Year 2010 in the category Nature. Filip Kulisev is a founder and vice president of the Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak republic (APFSR), which helps to promote Slovak photographers abroad.
Table calendar Amazing Planet 2011 has won first place in a competition Most beautiful calendar 2011 of Slovakia
New shots added: Hawaii, USA
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation welcomed the Slovak Photographer
On Februrary 14th, the exhibition „Amazing Planet“ was officialy opened by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who addressed a foreword in Filip Kulisev’s book, 100 Wonders. The exhibition in Monaco is Filip’s third one since the beginning of this year. As Filip said„It is a great honour for me to have an exhibition in Monaco, where only a few artists until now had this chance“. The exhibition „Amazing Planet“ in Galerie des Pêcheurs, next to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, will be available until early June and provides an impulse for further cooperation between the Slovak photographer and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which has three priority objectives: to limit climate change, to safeguard biodiversity and to manage water resources.
Slovak Premiere for succesful Photo Book of Filip Kulisev
Photographer Filip Kulisev introduced new book Amazing Planet during opening ceremony of his exhibition Filip Kulisev, Master QEP, Amazing Planet, hosted by President of the Slovak Republic Ivan Gasparovic in Presidential Palace in Bratislava. The visitors can admire twenty of images from Filip´s new book, which helped him to win the highest title of the Professional photographer, Master QEP as well until the end of February. The third monography of Filip Kulisev has impressive dimensions. The book provides more than 500 pictures of various formats including maps illustrating the location where the specific natural wonder can be found. With size 29 to 29 centimetres and 624 pages weighs more than 5 kilograms. „It´s been my most extensive work and I´m very proud on it. Amazing Planet introduces 111 of the most beautiful places on Earth. Included are all continents and a diversity of landscapes – from glaciers through mountain lakes, deserts, oceans, and canyons, to hardly accessible places in national parks all over the world“, Filip Kulisev told. Amazing Planet was translated into 14 languages and released with cooperation of Publishing Houses Slovart and Frechmann Kolon from Cologne. The book was presented by Director of Slovart Juraj Heger. „With Filip we´ve had very good cooperation for several years. Admirers of the beautiful natural sceneries will be very satisfied“, Juraj Heger added. Amazing Planet has already won first international success. In Lyon was selected as the second most wonderful FEP European Photo Book of the Year 2010 in the category Nature. International jury appreciated by Filip technically impeccable form of his images, great sense of detail and main message of the book, that there are still wonderful places on the Earth worth to protect for next generations.
New shots added: Argentina, Brazil, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Tobago
Filip was awarded in the same category and received on this occasion the „Master QEP“ title, knowing that it has been delivered to only two photographers in the world. The title of Master QEP is the highest qualification award reserved for professional photographers who have shown impressive skills in their work. According to international jury, Filip Kulisev has reached an exceptionally high standard, demonstrating exceptional technical and artistic excellence within the image making profession.
New shots added: Canada, USA
Gold in the the world’s largest annual salon of photography
Filip Kulisev received on the occasion of the world’s largest annual salon of photography, Trierenberg Super Circuit, the golden award in the category „Trees“ for „Baobab trees in Madagascar“.
Finalist of the European Professional Photographer of the Year 2010
New awards for wall and table calendar 2010
New shots added: Uganda
New shots added: Egypt
New shots added: Croatia, Italy
New shots added: Madagascar
New shots added: New Zealand
New shots added: Japan, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Thailand
Filip Kulisev achieved international success
Filip Kulisev achieved another international success. In the competition FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 won silver and bronze awards in the category Pictorial. He succeeded with extraordinary sense for play of light in photographies of geologically unique sites in Namibia and Southwest of the USA. The competition was organised by Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) with aim to help promote the photographic profession in Europe. The competition si open to all professional photographers in Europe, who are memebers of associations affiliated with FEP. Filips success is very valuable because more than 2000 entries from 600 photographers in 20 European countries have been evaluated by the international FEP jury.
New shots added: Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, USA
New shots added: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia
New shots added: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, USA - Washington D.C.
New shots added: Canada - Vancouver, USA - Washington
New shots added: Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands
New shots added: Cayman Islands, Cozumel - Mexico, Turks and Caicos Islands
New shots added: USA West - Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, California, Nevada
New shots added: Monaco – Monte Carlo
Filip Kulisev received a QEP title and certificate
Only as a seventh Photographers in the World Filip Kulisev has received from FEP (Federation od European National Professional Photographers Associations) in Mai 200 in London certificate and title QEP - Qualifield European Professional Photographer - in category Landscape.