About Vasyl Pylypyuk

Vasyl Pylypyuk (born on January 10, 1950, in the village of Novoselytsya, Snyatyn district, Ivano-Frankivsk region) is a prominent photographer, the president of the Light and Shadow publishing company, editor-in-chief of the Light and Shadow photo magazine. He is a participant of numerous photo exhibitions, namely: Moscow (1985), Poland (1986, 1996, 1998), Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, 1989), Germany (Freiburg, Munich, 1990, 1991), the USA (Chicago, New-York, Philadelphia, 1992), Kyiv (personal exhibition in the Ukrainian House, 1995), Lviv (Lviv Picture Gallery, jubilee photo exhibition – January 1998), Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Novi Sad – August 1998), Turkey (Ankara – June 1998), France (UNESCO headquarters, Paris – March 1999; the Palace of Europe, Strasbourg – June 1999; the Palace of Pierre Cardin, Days of Ukrainian Culture in France, Paris – September 1999, Lyon – October 1999), Austria (Vienne – October 1999), France (Fermini – November 1999), jubilee exhibition ‘Encounters Presented by Good Fortune’ (Lviv Palace of Arts – January 2000), Cracow (Days of Lviv in Cracow – May, 2001), Morocco (exhibition ‘Ukraine’ – 2001), Moldova (Days of Ukrainian Culture in Moldova, Kishinev – October 2001), Moscow (Cultural Center of Ukraine, personal exhibition – November-December 2001), London, ‘I’m Presenting You With Beauty’ (December 2001), Azerbaijan (exhibition ‘Ukraine’ – May 2002), personal exhibition ‘Diplomacy and Art Walk Side by Side’ (Palace of Arts, Lviv – May 2002), personal exhibition ‘Lviv Region’ (National Museum, Lviv – May 2003), personal exhibition in Latvia (August 2004), ‘The Orange Revolution’ (pavilion EXPO Plaza, Kyiv – March 2005), personal exhibition ‘Ukraine, You Are My Prayer…’ (National Philharmonic, Kyiv – June 2006), ‘My Gift to Your Genius’ dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ivan Franko (Lviv – August 2006, Ivano-Frankivsk – October 2006), ‘Lviv Is My Love’ dedicated to the 750th anniversary of the City of Lviv (Lviv – October, 2006), ‘Lviv Is My Love’ (Warsaw Opera House, Poland – November, 2006), ‘Ukraine, You Are My Prayer…’ on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ukraine (Foundation for Promotion of Arts Development, Kyiv – December 2006), Croatia (personal exhibition – Zagreb, 2007), ‘I’m a Woman, I’m a Blade of Grass, I’m Dew’ (Rivne – October 2007), ‘Bridges of Friendship. Azerbaijan – Ukraine’ (Baku – August 2008). Vasyl Pylypyuk is the author of 60 well-known photo albums, a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, a member of the National Union of Photo Artists of Ukraine, the vice-president of the World Association of Ukrainian Photographers (USA). In January 1999 Vasyl Pylypyuk founded the first photogallery in Ukraine. Inspired and devoted work of Vasyl Pylypyuk was highly appraised in various periods of his activity. He is a laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (1993) and an honoured artist of Ukraine (1998). For his outstanding merits in the sphere of publishing and culture, on December 24, 1999, Vasyl Pylypyuk was awarded a degree of honoured doctor of the Ukrainian Academy of Printing by the rector and academic council of the Academy. In 2000 he was decorated with the Order for Merits of the 3rd grade. In 2007 Vasyl Pylypyuk was awarded with the high title of an artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). In January 2007 he was appointed to the post of professor at the Department of Theory and Methods of Journalism of the S. Demyanchuk International Economic-Humanitarian University (Rivne).

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