LEGAL LOVE exhibitions

LEGAL LOVE - 20 years of marriage for everyone - was be launched on April 1st, 2021 at the Stopera in the centre of Amsterdam. After that, every three weeks, the exhibition moved to a different part of the city. And after that the exhibition will travel to other cities.


Legal love - 20 years of marriage for everyone -

In Amsterdam, the first marriages between same-sex partners took place on April 1st, 2001, just after midnight. The municipality of Amsterdam is celebrating the 20th anniversary of same-sex marriage with the photo exhibition LEGAL LOVE. We can be proud of this milestone. At the same time, the municipality recognises that in 2021 there are still obstacles, problems and threats facing lgbtia+ people.

With the exhibition LEGAL LOVE we look back on 20 years of marriage between partners of the same sex and we look at what we still need to do to achieve equality for lgbtqia+ persons.

The Open mind foundation and photographer / artist Ernst Coppejans made 20 personal dual portraits of same-sex couples who got married in the past 20 years.





1st prize LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020

Absolutely incredible news!
My SOLD series won 1st prize at the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020.
I am over the moon. Fantastic that this series of portraits of victims of human trafficking was awarded with the 1st prize. More people need to know about this important subject. Human trafficking is closer to you then you can imagine. Winning this award means much more awareness. I am very very grateful! 

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Ian’s world exhibition

The new series ‘Ian’s world’ will be exhibited, together with a beautiful selection of the drawings Ian made, at Museum Hilversum as a part of the Zilveren Camera / Paul Peters Fotoprijs exhibition from 1 feb - 22 march 2020.

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