We draw inspiration from nature. We are in our elements dealing with photography, publications, television, film and stage. The web site presents the activity of Jaroslaw Chyra who in the circle of his experienced and wonderful friends realizes projects based on three steps: get to know nature, take to it, and feel the respect for it as well as the need of protection. Here are the projects which enable you to get to know nature and maybe you will grow fond of it and if so... . All in Your hands! Come in!
NATURE 2000. VALLEY OF UPPER NAREW RIVER. ed MIROSLAW STEPANIUK
In 2004, we prepared an unusual publication "Nature 2000" by Miroslaw Stepaniuk. This 56-pages long publication which was published by PTOP within the "Nature 2000" project. Here are some fragment of the introduction to the book:
"Poland has recently become the member of European Union. Dreams of many countrymen have fulfilled, many of us are anxious and ask questions what the future is, where in the European family is our place. Statistician will tell that Poland has the largest population among newly accessioned countries, and that Polish people are better and better educated and dynamic men. Marketing advisor will see near 40-million market and the superb trade position on axes of West-East and North-South. Indeed, we should see our chances and make the most of the opportunity.
However the highest treasure, which we contribute to dowry of Europe, is our multicultural where Rome alternates with Byzantium and where there is unusual, unique, often menaced, but yet virginal nature. This publication, to which I have honour to write these words, is the confirmation of this fact.
How great this capital is, probably still underestimated is our Białowieza-Biebrza-Narew region where stork is almost a member of a family, and a ruff (in Polish batalion) is not necessary associated with an army. Twenty years ago, in text to Wolkow's beautiful picture album, Eduard Redliński wrote: "... Stork? And wanderer! And it likes children! And happiness it brings!(...)"
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© PTOP ISBN: 83-918874-2-1 Białowieża 2004
PTOP (North-Podlasie Association of Bird Protection)
Editor: Mirosław Stepaniuk (PTOP)
Introduction: Barbara Kudrycka
Concept of publication and and technical editing: Jarosław Chyra (PTOP)
Text editing: Arkadiusz Szaraniec
Grafics: Jarosław Chyra (VEA Design - Wrocław)
Text: Irena Borzęcka, Edyta Dojlida (PTOP), Roman Kalski (PTOP), Robert Kapowicz, Jan Raczyński, Mirosław Stepaniuk (PTOP), Arkadiusz Szaraniec, Monika Szewczyk, Jacek Szlakowski.
Photography: Jarosław Chyra, Paul van Gaalen, Grzegorz i Tomasz Kłosowscy, Mirosław Stepaniuk
Format: A4,56 pages, 36 colour photographs,
Print: Manet Printing House