Wiesław Lipiec - Fotografia
Wiesław Lipiec

An independent photographer, journalist and publisher connected with Roztocze region and Zamość through his birthplace. A graduate of forest management from Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Photography has been his lifetime passion from early childhood. His primary focus combines landscape, nature and heritage architecture photography. He has been awarded several prestigious photography awards (among others a Grand Prix in XVII Nature Photography Biennale in 1986 in Poznan and first prize in Adam Loret Prize competition awarded for demonstrating an outstanding beauty of Polish forests in artistic photography). He is the sole author of many photographic albums such as "Roztoczanski National Park", "Roztocze", "Zamość", "Cathedral in Zamość", "Collegiate of Opatów". He has also taken part in many joint photographic album publications (such as "Polish National Parks", "Polish Landscape Masters", "The Real Poland", "Forests of Poland", "Lublin Forests"). Lipiec is also the author of two photographic albums which were awarded first prize in a national photographic competition ("Roztocze", "Lublin Forests"). Both albums are his original creations including the concept, photography and entire editorial content. He has had over 30 individual exhibitions and has taken part in many collaborative exhibitions. His work has been published in over 60 magazines, both national and international, as well as many non-periodical publications. He is one of the founders of the Polish Nature Photographers’ Association and currently is the director of the Roztocze and Podkarpacie district of the Association.

Exhibitions

1. „The lanscapes of Roztocze” – The Cultural House in Zwierzyniec, December 1993
2. „The lanscapes of Roztocze”– The Academic Cultural Centre in Lublin, November 1994
3. „The flowers” – The Gallery of Modern Art in Zamość, February 1995
4. „Roztocze”– The Provincial Public Library of. H. Łopaciński in Lublin, April 1995
5. „Roztocze” – The Centre of Education and the Muzeum of RNP in Zwierzyniec, June 1995
6. „Roztocze” – The Regional Museum in Chełm, October 1995
7. „Roztocze” – The Kodak Ekspress Gallery in Olsztyn, November 1995
8. „The flowers” – The Regional Museum in Chełm, March 1996
9. „Roztocze” – The Regional Museum in Zamość, May 1996
10. „The landscapes” – The Gallery „Ratusz” in Zamość, October 1996
11. „The flowers” – The Kodak Ekspress Gallery in Olsztyn, November 1996
12. „In my forest” – The Gallery „Pod Palmą” in Lublin University, April 1999
13. „My landscape” – The Gallery „Ratusz” in Zamość, February 2000
14. „In my forest” – The Nature Muzeum in Kazimierz Dolny, May 2000
15. „3 x LIPIEC” – The Gallery „Po schodach” in Lublin, September 2000
16. „Roztocze – the land of eastern Poland” – Anklam (Germany), October 2001
17. „Flight over the Roztocze” – The Gallery „Po schodach” in Lublin, January 2002
18. „Wiesław Lipiec – photography” - The Gallery „Mała Galeria” in Jarosław, February 2002
19. „Flight over the Roztocze” – The Cultural Centre in Zwierzyniec, August 2002
20. „Roztocze – the land of beauty” - Falun (Sweden), September 2003
21. „Magic of Roztocze” - Artistic Gallery in Zamość, May 2005
22. „Magic of Roztocze” - The Cultural Centre „Dwór Artusa” in Toruń – January 2006
23. „Roztocze” - The Gallery „Po schodach” in Lublin, November 2006
24. „Roztocze” - The Library of Catholic University in Lublin, December 2006
25. „The face of the Roztocze Land” - The Centre of Education and the Museum of RNP in Zwierzyniec, July 2007
26. „The lyrical landscape” - The Zamość Library, Zamość, February 2008
27. „Roztocze without borders” - High Social-Nature School in  Lublin, March 2010; Lublin Radio, September 2010; The Centre of Education and the Museum of RNP in Zwierzyniec, August 2011
28. "The shutters of Roztocze” - The Promotion Centre of Lublin Province in Lublin, February 2011
29. „In the Lublin forests” - The Museum of Zamoyski`s Family in Kozłówka, September 2013
30. „The Lublin Region forests” - Freiburg (Germany), September 2015), Karlsruhe (Germany), April 2016
31. „The nostalgia of Roztocze” - Gallery „Ratusz” in Zamość, August 2016