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).