Perla Copernik

Multilingual Writer, Photographer and Public Relations Professional

Location icon United States of America

I’m a photographer and a writer
Throughout the years, I discovered that I have many passions, and they are all reflected in my work. Although my photographic subjects and writing themes are diverse, there is a common denominator and that is raising awareness, educate, preserve and instill respect for everything that surrounds us, whether is an animal, a plant, our history reflected in buildings, temples, cities, ways of life, people’s cultures and most importantly our planet and all the living creatures we share it with.

Portfolio

Cahiers

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
01/04/2014
Nuts About Hornbills: A Fascinating Evolutionary Story

The extraordinary habit of the male, in plastering up the female with her egg, and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and until the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are "stranger than fiction."

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
03/03/2014
Part II: Nuts About Hornbills: What's So Special About Them?

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -William Blake There are many fascinating things about these amazingly weird looking birds; a couple of them are pretty obvious their colorful and in some species huge casques and large bills. The other one, which is not so obvious, but very interesting, is...

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
11/13/2012
Can You Imagine a World Without Elephants, Tigers and Rhinos?

"When more robust animals were enabled, by means of humans and their boats, to reach the havens or backwaters that island birds were inhabiting, they wreaked havoc... with the greatest single threat coming from the most ruthless predator ever to emerge on this planet: Homo sapiens.

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
04/26/2011
Soreq Cave: A masterpiece of Nature

"The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration" -Claude Monet Back in 1987, while living in Israel and working for the George S. Wise institute of Life Science at the University of Tel Aviv, I was invited to spend a weekend of adventure at a Kibbutz in central Israel.

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
12/11/2010
Catalan Modernisme: In Search of a National Architecture

"The straight line belongs to man, the curved line belongs to God" -Antoni Gaudí Since the very beginning, even before the actual word was coined, architecture has been influenced by nature. Whether leveraging existing resources like caves to protect ourselves from the elements, to using the universal laws of physics that govern everything in this...

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
10/08/2009
Preserving the Unpreserved

"I am I, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself." -José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Meditaciones del Quijote (1914) I have always viewed photography as a way to preserve or immortalize moments, gestures, people, situations, buildings, our way of living and...

Perla Copernik Photography and Conservation, From Art to Wildlife
08/31/2009
Protecting a way of life and one of the most important sources of survival...

Fishing is a very ancient practice that dates back to approximately 10,000 years ago. During those times, oceans, lakes and rivers were considered "hunting areas" where humans caught fish and other food resources to survive. Boats, fishing instruments, and tools became more sophisticated as humans evolved and with them their food gathering process.

Travel and Culture - Print

Destination Jamaica
01/15/2008
Devon House

Stepping into Jamaica's past

Complot
05/2006
Razones de Fe

Reasons of Faith: Discusses religion and faith, showcasing temples and shrines around the world. Published in the Latin magazine Complot, based in Miami, Florida

Newsweek en Español
09/02/1998
De Todo Para Todos

There is Something for Everybody: Panama as a tourist destination. Article published in the Spanish speaking version of Newsweek

Journal O Globo
06/22/1989
A Beleza e a Fe Na Catedral de Florença

Beauty and Faith in Florence's Cathedral: Article about Sta Maria del Fiore, also known as Il Duomo de Firenze. Written for the travel section of the Brazilian newspaper Journal O Globo

Journal O Globo
03/02/1989
A Historia Das Cruzadas Vive Na Terra Santa

The History of the Crusades in the Holy Land: Story about the Crusaders castles that can be found all over Israel. Written for the travel section of the Brazilian newspaper Journal O Globo

Op-Eds and Analysis

El Globo
07/05/1992
Violación de los Derechos Humanos en América Latina

Human Rights Violations in Latin America: The article discusses the Spanish conquest of Latin America and the mistreatment and almost annihilation of the civilizations that inhabited the region

Economia Hoy
06/29/1992
Extremismos Fuga de Desesperados

Extremism an escape for the desperate: Opinion story about how desperation because of poor socio-economic conditions might lead to religious extremism. Published in the Venezuelan newspaper Economia Hoy

Economia Hoy
06/02/1992
Revisionismo y Neonazismo: Una Contradiccion

Revisionism and neo-Nazism: A Contradiction. Article about the resurgence of nazi movements during the early 90's most of which used revisionism to propagate hate.

Interviews

Nuevo Mundo Israelita
06/08/1992
Tu Naciste, Yo Escogí

You were born, but I chose (to be Jewish). Interview with Brazilian actress and councilwoman Neuza Amaral

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