V I S I T E D
British Virgin Islands
Some people take pictures. Jerry Kopff tells stories. Many
subjects are of indigenous people, children, candid, floral, seascapes, sunrises, sunsets,
architecture and landscapes. He's been in the jungles of the South Pacific with a tribe of
people who have practiced cannibalism and has traveled to many World War II locations
photographing its history and showing a more peaceful side today. One of the most
interesting locations that Jerry has photographed was Antarctica.
Travel photographer Jerry
Kopff's work promotes ecotravel and ecotourism in many third world countries and other
He has been a professional photographer for over 50 years and his assignments have taken
him to all seven continents in pursuit of stock images as well as many parts of the United
He depicts the sights and almost the sounds in his work by creating memories, setting
moods, emotions, telling a story, creating design patterns with a more gentile atmosphere.
Jerry has been involved in
photography ever since he had his first camera, a Brownie box camera. He served in U.S.
Navy as a photographer and was the lead cruise book photographer during his second tour
aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CVA 63 during 1963-1964. This cruise book was later published
and is now in the John F. Kennedy Library. He also photographed President John F. Kennedy
|In 1994, Jerry was awarded the 1st place Communications
Excellence Award, in photojournalism, as the nation's top American Red Cross photographer.
Here, he was honored by Elizabeth Dole, for photographing the 1993 brush fires in Southern
California. He won many awards for exhibits around the country with his travel
photography, and sold a JFK photo at a New York auction.
Jerry is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, National Press
Photographers Association and the Pacific Asia Travel Association. He has also been asked
to lecture to art and photography organizations. Some international and local clients that
Jerry has worked with are The Imperial Hotels Group in Thailand, Bangkok Airways, Solomon
Islands Tourist Authority, Solomon Airlines, Vanuatu National Tourism Office, Best
Western/Auckland-New Zealand, Globus Travel Services S.A./Switzerland, Quark Expeditions
(UK) Limited, American Red Cross, Commemorative Air Force, Air & Military Museum of
the Ozarks, U.S. Men's & Women's National Soccer Team & Professional Soccer Teams,
Springfield Business Journal, Balboa Office Building, and McMillian Realty.
Jerry has been to 58 countries, all 7 continents and 57
islands. Many of his gallery photographs are limited editions and he also has a large
inventory of stock photos on travel as well as other subjects and is available for
international and local photo assignments. Jerry currently makes his home in Surprise,