About

Represented by Rademakers Gallery, more info here.

 

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About Ernst Coppejans
After a career in product design and styling Ernst Coppejans graduated from the Photoacademy Amsterdam and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. In adition to commissioned, editorial and commercial projects, he is always working on his own concepts and projects. Through his work Ernst loves to tell stories, stories that he thinks need to be told. The people, the lives they live and the choices they make, fascinate him. His concepts emerge from his own experiences and curiosity about the lives of extraordinary people. Ernst Coppejans has won many photography prices, such as Zilveren Camera Award 2014 in the category portrait series and the SO2014.
PETER BAS MENSINK, CO-FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER GUP MAGAZINE:
“Ernst Coppejans is at the front of a new class Dutch photographers that seem to reach the top on their own. Over the last year Coppejans has broken through with his obstinate and pervasive portrait photography. His style characterizes itself by mostly colorful portraits with a personal look into the characters of his subjects. The extra layer that Coppejans creates is the story behind every photo, which is terminated in the image that he creates with the stories behind the portrayed persons.”

 

Worked for

Vrij Nederland, Volkskrant, Het Parool, Linda Magazine, L’Homo Magazine, FNV Magazine, ECI, Centraal Beheer Achmea, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Kanker.nl, Bronovo, Rabobank, Adformatie, Vice NL, Digifoto Pro, Noorderlicht, Fonk Magazine, Nieuwe Revu, LQ Magazine, Snapixel Magazine, Noosa, Gaykrant, Lostboys and more.

Exhibitions

Fotofestival Naarden
Madarbunia Bangladesh | may 14 – june 21 2015 | solo exhibition in collaboration with Marie-Stella-Maris and GUP Magazine

The Ravestijn Gallery
Madarbunia Bangladesh | April 17 – May 23 2015 | solo exhibition in collaboration with Marie-Stella-Maris and GUP Magazine

Melkweg Galerie

Dans Le Milieu | July 25 – August 17  2014 | solo exhibition

New Dawn | August 21 – September 7 2014 | group exhibition

 

Tropen Museum

Exhibition Black & White | Natural is Beautiful Series | November  1st 2013 –  July 25th 2014

 

And : Nederlands Fotomuseum | Fotomuseum Den Haag  and more.

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Awards

SO2015 AWARD

Nomination for a selection of 10 images from my personal work shot in Bangladesh.

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2015

Honorable mention for the a selection of childrens portraits from the ‘Madarbunia-Bangladesh’ series in the category People/Portrait/Children

ZILVEREN CAMERA AWARDS 2014

Winner in category Portrait Series for “dans le milieu” . Check it out HERE .

SO2014 AWARD

Gold winner for a selection of personal work shot in West Africa. Find out more HERE

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2013

Honorable mention for the ‘Botoxed’ series in the category Fine Art/Portrait and People/Portrait
Honorable mention for the ‘Natural is beautiful’ series in the category Fine Art/Portrait ánd People/Portrait
Honorable mention for the portrait of ex coma patient Lotte, shot for LINDA Magazine, in the category People/Portrait

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2011

Honorable mention for the ‘Ballet Boys’ series in the category Fine Art/Portrait
Honorable mention for the ‘Ballet Boys’ series in the category People/Portrait

20th PANL AWARDS 2011

nomination for the Ballet Boys series

DE FOTOPRIJS 2011

Winner for the ‘Mr. Loverlover ‘ series

PHOTO ACADEMY AWARDS 2010

Winner for the ‘Mr. Loverlover’ series by Melkweg Gallery

PHOTO ACADEMY AWARDS 2009

Nomination by Melkweg Gallery for the ‘pretty masculine’ series
Nomination by Volkskrant Magazine for the ‘pretty masculine’ series
Winner of Photoacademy Award in the category Volkskrant Magazine

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