Anne Ramsey - THE GAY ARCHIVIST
Go to any LGBT community event in Northern Ireland and you’re sure to see Anne Ramsey wondering around in the background, quietly taking photo after photo of the moments that will someday become our queer history.
Affectionately dubbed “The Gay Archivist” by the late P. A. McLaughlin, Anne has been photographing events like PRIDE and OUTBURST for many years. With an innate ability to capture the humanity in everyone, from LGBT people to Orangemen to heavy metal rockers, her diverse portfolio is a surprising treasure trove of local colour.
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Our work in Sandy Row is almost complete. Please stay tuned for a selection of oral histories and photographs from this historic Belfast community.
Welcome to the newly designed Belfast Archive (BAP) website! Throughout the next few months, the BAP will be presenting a collection of archives from Belfast’s renowned local photographers and a selection of oral histories from two of Belfast’s most unique working-class communities, Sandy Row and the Short Strand. These two communities are on the verge of re-development. Our larger oral history project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.