Ramsey El-Qare’s passion for investigative news and photojournalism led him to help found the Bay News Movement.
After working with co-founders Greg Zeman and Alex Emslie for a few years, Ramsey decided to join them in producing in-depth Bay Area news coverage in order to fill a void in the mainstream media.
Ramsey is a San Francisco native who was introduced to photography as a high school student in the mid-90s. He learned photography with a film camera, taking and developing mostly black and white pictures. In the digital age, he shoots with a high-resolution digital SLR camera.
Ramsey attended City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University where he majored in political science. At SF State, he became interested in social movements and became active in stunt organizing. He was elected as a representative to the university’s Associated Students, Inc., a student government body, and joined the finance committee.
Combining his two passions, photography and social movements, Ramsey found himself documenting the movements. When he was not organizing, he was photographing.
Ramsey never intended to make journalism a career when he enrolled in photojournalism classes at City College. He was just looking to sharpen his photography skill.
But after he was pushed by an instructor to join The City College Guardsman newspaper, Ramsey realized that journalism encompassed his passion for documenting social movements and speaking truth to power.
Ramsey has worked as a staff photographer, photo editor and managing editor. He has produced award winning news photography, graphic designs and page layouts.
His work has been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Arab American newspapers and various news websites.
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