Bratislava/Honolulu, September 6 (TASR) – Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev is one of Slovakia’s representatives at a congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) that is taking place in Honolulu between September 1-10.
Kulisev presented his exhibition called Amazing Planet. “I’m glad that I can show my work at the highest level in terms of nature protection around the world. I identify with its [the congress’s] main message – that our planet is currently at a crossroads. Through my work I strive to make people realise the kind of beauty that we could lose forever if we don’t protect nature,” said Kulisev, whose vernissage was attended by French Polynesian President Edouard Fritch, Kiribati President Anote Tong and IUCN Director-General Inger Andersen.
The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Prince Albert II, a long-term admirer of Kulisev’s work, was supposed to open the exhibition himself, but he was unable to attend and sent the foundation’s vice-president Bernard Fautier instead. “Filip Kulisev via his beautiful and clear pictures adds gravity to the richness that we all often ignore and that could vanish tomorrow if we don’t do anything now,” said Fautier, quoting Prince Albert II.
The IUCN congress, which is the biggest discussion forum for nature conservation in the world, takes place every four years. Thousands of delegates discuss and adopt decisions concerning ecological and development policies.
Kulisev has already put on almost 200 individual exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. He’s published eight books that reflect the beauties and diversity of nature and tell his travel stories. He’s received the highest European degree – Master QEP (Qualified European Professional Photographer) in the nature category as well as the highest degree from the British Institute of Professional Photography – the Fellowship. Kulisev promotes the protection of biodiversity and natural heritage.