Antanas Varanka Publishing House ANVARA (individual enterprise ANVARA) was established on 30 April 1992. During the first eight years of its activities, the enterprise provided advertising photography services for Lithuanian construction and other companies, cooperated with tourism organizations, and made interior photos.
In 2000, Publishing House ANVARA started publishing tourist postcards. The Publishing House within 20 years of its activities published over 1000 author’s postcards by artistic photographer A. Varanka. The author’s plans include making photos of all Lithuanian cities, towns, more interesting sightseeing sites, places commemorating the heroic and tragic past of the Lithuanian nation, impressive landscapes of our Homeland, and publishing several hundreds of postcards.
In 2002, the Publishing House published the first photo album by the artistic photographer A. Varanka “The Magnificent Spit” („Nuostabioji Nerija“). Alongside the postcard publishing, new photo albums were published: “Ossetia – Alania” („Осетия–Алания“) (2003), “Ossetia – Alania” („Осетия–Алания“) 2nd edition (2011), “Ossetia – Alania” („Осетия–Алания“) 3rd edition (2016), “Palanga” (2006), “Weathercocks of Sailing-Boats of the Curonian Fishermen” („Kuršių nerijos žvejų burvalčių vėtrungės“) (2008), “The Hill of Crosses” („Kryžių kalnas“) (2009), “Neringa – the Pearl of Lithuania” („Neringa – Lietuvos Perlas“) (2012).
The Publishing House has already succeeded in publishing over 600 author’s photo magnets by Antanas Varanka.
The entire creation of A. Varanka (postcards, photo albums or interior photos) is targeted to show the beauty of Lithuania’s nature and architecture, the Homeland history, achievements of the material and spiritual culture.
The photographer’s creation is of importance to tourism. Guests coming from the West or East not only take pleasant and warm memories about their visit to Lithuania, but also postcards and photo albums of high artistic, printing and publishing level, advertising our country.
The photo bank of Publishing House ANVARA has accumulated several thousands coloured and black-and-white negatives as well as coloured slides. Photos have been scanned and recorded into the digital media of high resolution and quality. They may be viewed, and, if needed, ordered at our Publishing House.
The homepage will be constantly supplemented with new postcards and photo magnets; a photo gallery will become more plentiful.