Ernst Coppejans

Ernst Coppejans is an artist and photographer dedicated to shedding light on societal complexities through his lens. As a gay man, his work reflects personal resonance, capturing the beauty and diversity of our world while addressing discrimination and prejudice. His portraits radiate authenticity, sparking empathetic conversations and inspiring positive change. With a talent for storytelling, Coppejans aims to challenge norms and advocate for marginalized communities through the power of imagery.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Ernst Coppejans

From the Streets to the Heart

Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground
 on show

The project “From the streets to the heart,” created by artist Ernst Coppejans, documents the lives of homeless LGBTQIA+ youth in NYC, aiming to raise awareness about their struggles. Through poignant visuals and personal interviews, the project showcases their resilience and challenges. As LGBTQIA+ rights face unprecedented threats, it serves as a call to action. Visit for more.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ernst Coppejans

Antique Pink

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2022

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.

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