IFWP - International Federation of Wildlife Photography - CONGRESS 2013

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At the end of April this year, in the area of the Biebrza National Park, the 33rd International Congress of Wildlife Photographers of the IFWP (International Federation of Wildlife Photography) took place, with participation of 50 nature photographers from 11 European countries.

The IFWP Congress takes place in a different country each year, in the area chosen by the organizers, usually in a nature reserve or another place interesting to nature photographers.
In 2014 the IFWP Congress is planned in June, in France, in the Alpes.

During the Congress, the IFWP General Board Meeting was held, as it did each year.
The participants were divided into small, 7-8-person groups and together with their guides they went to outdoor photographic workshops every day, getting to know the beauty spots of the Biebrza National Park (BPN) and the Narew National Park (NPN).
In the BPN the photographers were shown around by :
Director Andrzej Grygoruk,
Piotr Tałałaj,
Piotr Dombrowski,
Renata Zalewska,
Paweł Świątkiewicz,
Cezary Werpachowski.

In the NPN the photographers were shown around by :
Mikołaj Pruszyński,
Joao Costa.

During their stay in Dwór Dobarz, the participants met the Kłosowski brothers who presented their new book about cranes.

In Pentowo near Tykocin, in the Stork Gallery, there was the preview of the International Post-Contest Exhibition.
During they stay, the photographers took part in a balloon flight over the Biebrza and rafting down the river, there was a bonfire with BBQ, a ceremonial dinner with a folk group dancing and singing performance.

The IFWP (International Federation of Wildlife Photography) comprises associations of nature photographers from 14 European countries, including :
Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Finland and Spain.
In Poland, the member of IFWP is the Polish Nature Photographers Union, which joined this organization in 2001.

 

Dorota Kycia

 

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