Ernst Coppejans‘s work consists of extensive portrait series in which he pays attention to diversity, inclusiveness, racism, discrimination, and exclusion. He feels particularly close to socially relevant topics, being a gay man himself.
In these projects, the “underdog” is the star. Their strength is a source of inspiration — their story needs to be told.
His work has been showcased at photo festivals, museums, art fairs, and exhibitions in public spaces in the Netherlands and abroad. Coppejans has received multiple awards for his work. His series SOLD — portraits of victims of human trafficking — won first prize in the 2020 LensCulture Portrait Awards, and was acquired by the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool (UK).
Presented by The Open Mind Foundation, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
Antique Pink is a tribute to LGBTQIA+ elderly. Thanks to the emancipation struggle of the generations before us, LGBTQIA+ people in the Netherlands are almost equal before the law. But that acquired freedom is fragile, and the progress made will not automatically endure.Learn More