Pride Through The Lens

23 July 2024 - 23 August 2024

A Travelling Exhibition this summer. A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity and Love

PRIDE THROUGH THE LENS: A CELEBRATION OF LGBTQ+ IDENTITY AND LOVE

art’otel is thrilled to announce, Pride Through the Lens: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity and Love, a vibrant travelling photography exhibition dedicated to celebrating the diverse and powerful identities within the LGBTQ+ community across all art’otel destinations in Europe this summer.

By hosting “Pride Through the Lens,” art’otel not only underscores its commitment to inclusivity and diversity but also enhances its reputation as a forward-thinking, culturally engaged brand. This exhibition offers a platform for high-quality art that resonates deeply with the themes of love, identity, and resistance, drawing in visitors from around the world and creating meaningful connections across our international locations. 

A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity and Love by Ernst Coppejans, Arjan Spannenburg and Joel Rodriguez

The largest exhibition of the “Pride Through the Lens” series will take place in Amsterdam where Rodriguez, Spannenburg and Coppejans come together in a group show that examines the intersection of marginalised ethnic cultures and queerness, highlighting the multifaceted nature of identity within the LGBTQ+ community. The photographers offer a nuanced look at how cultural backgrounds influence and enrich LGBTQ+ experiences. This exhibition will come together for a group show at art’otel Amsterdam. Opening 23rd July 5 – 8PM. On until 23rd August. Free to visit daily.

Celebrating Joy in Resistance by Joel Rodriguez

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Joel Rodriguez is a renowned commercial and editorial portrait photographer who produces work that highlights the diverse stories of triumph and struggle within the queer community. He places attention on light and colour, resulting in striking and resonating images. His exhibition during “Pride Through the Lens” focuses on the resilience and activism within the queer community, portraying the social and political resistance that has shaped LGBTQ+ identities and the solidarity it has fostered. The photographs will delve into the personal stories intertwined with historical changes and ongoing struggles for equality, capturing moments of defiance and unity. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Cologne.

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Joel Rodriguez is a renowned commercial and editorial portrait photographer who produces work that highlights the diverse stories of triumph and struggle within the queer community. He places attention on light and colour, resulting in striking and resonating images. His exhibition during “Pride Through the Lens” focuses on the resilience and activism within the queer community, portraying the social and political resistance that has shaped LGBTQ+ identities and the solidarity it has fostered. The photographs will delve into the personal stories intertwined with historical changes and ongoing struggles for equality, capturing moments of defiance and unity. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Cologne.

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Joel Rodriguez is a renowned commercial and editorial portrait photographer who produces work that highlights the diverse stories of triumph and struggle within the queer community. He places attention on light and colour, resulting in striking and resonating images. His exhibition during “Pride Through the Lens” focuses on the resilience and activism within the queer community, portraying the social and political resistance that has shaped LGBTQ+ identities and the solidarity it has fostered. The photographs will delve into the personal stories intertwined with historical changes and ongoing struggles for equality, capturing moments of defiance and unity. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Cologne.

Exploration of identity by Arjan Spannenburg

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Focusing on the search for identity and self-expression, Arjan Spannenburg invites viewers to reflect on their own journeys of self-discovery through his introspective work. His exhibition at “Pride Through the Lens” is dedicated to capturing a raw yet tender glimpse into the lives of LGBTQ adolescents at a pivotal and uncertain time. Through his lens, we see individuals whose silent plea for support, understanding, and love resonates profoundly with viewers, inviting them to contemplate the balance between vulnerability and self-expression, especially in the context of exploring and affirming their sexual and gender identities. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Berlin.

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Joel Rodriguez is a renowned commercial and editorial portrait photographer who produces work that highlights the diverse stories of triumph and struggle within the queer community. He places attention on light and colour, resulting in striking and resonating images. His exhibition during “Pride Through the Lens” focuses on the resilience and activism within the queer community, portraying the social and political resistance that has shaped LGBTQ+ identities and the solidarity it has fostered. The photographs will delve into the personal stories intertwined with historical changes and ongoing struggles for equality, capturing moments of defiance and unity. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Cologne.

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Focusing on the search for identity and self-expression, Arjan Spannenburg invites viewers to reflect on their own journeys of self-discovery through his introspective work. His exhibition at “Pride Through the Lens” is dedicated to capturing a raw yet tender glimpse into the lives of LGBTQ adolescents at a pivotal and uncertain time. Through his lens, we see individuals whose silent plea for support, understanding, and love resonates profoundly with viewers, inviting them to contemplate the balance between vulnerability and self-expression, especially in the context of exploring and affirming their sexual and gender identities. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in London, Amsterdam & Berlin.

A look through by Ernst Coppejans

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As a portrait and documentary photographer, Ernst Coppejans uses his art to address discrimination, exclusion, and prejudice. His work, infused with personal resonance, showcases the resilience and diversity of marginalised communities.Currently he has an exhibition on display in New York City delving into the lives of unhoused queer youth in the city, an often forgotten subculture. Through authentic and vibrant portraits, Ernst fosters empathetic conversations and inspires positive change. His exhibition at “Pride Through the Lens” features Coppejans’ powerful portraits of LGBTQ+ couples and individuals, offering a deeply personal and resonant exploration of identity, love, and resilience. By capturing the essence of LGBTQ+ lives, the photographer aims to challenge preconceived notions, disrupt complacency, and ignite a spirit of unity and progress. His work serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty in diversity and the strength found in vulnerability. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in Amsterdam & Zagreb.

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As a portrait and documentary photographer, Ernst Coppejans uses his art to address discrimination, exclusion, and prejudice. His work, infused with personal resonance, showcases the resilience and diversity of marginalised communities.Currently he has an exhibition on display in New York City delving into the lives of unhoused queer youth in the city, an often forgotten subculture. Through authentic and vibrant portraits, Ernst fosters empathetic conversations and inspires positive change. His exhibition at “Pride Through the Lens” features Coppejans’ powerful portraits of LGBTQ+ couples and individuals, offering a deeply personal and resonant exploration of identity, love, and resilience. By capturing the essence of LGBTQ+ lives, the photographer aims to challenge preconceived notions, disrupt complacency, and ignite a spirit of unity and progress. His work serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty in diversity and the strength found in vulnerability. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in Amsterdam & Zagreb.

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As a portrait and documentary photographer, Ernst Coppejans uses his art to address discrimination, exclusion, and prejudice. His work, infused with personal resonance, showcases the resilience and diversity of marginalised communities.Currently he has an exhibition on display in New York City delving into the lives of unhoused queer youth in the city, an often forgotten subculture. Through authentic and vibrant portraits, Ernst fosters empathetic conversations and inspires positive change. His exhibition at “Pride Through the Lens” features Coppejans’ powerful portraits of LGBTQ+ couples and individuals, offering a deeply personal and resonant exploration of identity, love, and resilience. By capturing the essence of LGBTQ+ lives, the photographer aims to challenge preconceived notions, disrupt complacency, and ignite a spirit of unity and progress. His work serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty in diversity and the strength found in vulnerability. This exhibition will feature across art’otels in Amsterdam & Zagreb.

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