Wednesday September 23, 2020

Rebel hearts: Portraits of pioneering LGBTQI activists

A photography exhibition at Dublin Castle captures the ordinary, yet extraordinary people behind Ireland’s LGBTQI movement

18th August, 2019
David Norris

Paul Connell is the photographer, the brains, and the heart behind the Pathfinders exhibition of LGBTQI-movement activist portraits.

After a series of bereavements, Connell found healing in photography. He’s used to “schlepping my photography gear around like a one-man band”, he says, and one day felt the urge to photograph Flicky and Jules, friends of his friends. Though initially reticent, the couple eventually agreed to sit for a portrait, and that’s where the exhibition began....

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