Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans (BA, MFA) is a Dutch / Canadian fine art and documentary photographer. Koopmans is primarily interested in photographing the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. He was born in Amsterdam, raised on Vancouver Island, based in New York City, and travels the world pursuing both personal and assigned visual projects.  Koopmans is distributed by Polaris Images in New York City, and contributes with Getty Images Global Assignments.  Today we share his series, Olympia

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Olympia 

Olympia 2014 is a portrait of Adler District, a redeveloped Russian town on The Black Sea at the epicenter of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games were the most expensive in the history of the event, costing an estimated $50 + billion dollars.
From intensive building along the coastline, to concerns of ecological destruction deep into the Caucasus Mountains, Putins Olympics had a district impact on the physical and socio-cultural environment of the region.

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Koopmans early photography received awards including the NY Photo Awards 2012 winner in the Student Documentary Single Image Category and Milan Design Week 2010. Koopmans has since been published by an array of publications ranging from NPR Radio Pictures and Oxford University Press, to Filter Festival Chicago 2014, to magazines L’Officiel, The Journal, POP, Boulevard, Juxtapoze, Mercedes Benz, GUP, Document Journal, and Vogue Ukraine to name a few. His documentary images are regularly syndicated by editorial, newspaper, and private clients internationally.

To view more of his work, please visit his website.



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