The boy with the blue tongue by Ernst Coppejans
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Ernst Coppejans

The boy with the blue tongue 2016

120 ⨯ 80 cm

Rademakers Gallery

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About the artwork

Edition of 9
Also available in size 90 x 60 cm

For this series Coppejans travelled to Senegal, an Islamic country where homosexuality is still considered a crime. There, he portrayed brave young people who refuse to conforms to these laws, risking life as an outcast, being unemployed and facing a jail sentence of up to ten years.

About the Artist

Ernst Coppejans only switched to a career in photography after working as a product designer for a couple of years. Next to freelance projects, he has made a name for himself within the world of fine art photography. His concepts often revolve around storytelling, inspired by the lives of real people and the choices they make.

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