Bobbie Hanvey is an award winning photographer living and working in Northern Ireland. The John J.
Burns Library acquired the first part of the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives in 2001, with major
additions to the collection made in 2008 and 2009, bringing the total number of negatives in the
Hanvey Archives to more than 50,000.
Hanvey's photographs comprise a comprehensive documentation of people and life in the North of
Ireland beginning in the 1970’s through circa 2007. Some photographs feature subjects photographed
in various other locations in Ireland. The collection contains portraits, candid images (including
weddings and other social events) as well as journalistic images covering public, paramilitary and
Boston College Libraries, in order to create access for scholars and any interested parties, has
initiated a project to digitize, describe, and host the photographs.
The collection is arranged in 13 series. Descriptions and links to each series in the
Libraries' online digital repository are found under Series Listing.