My name is Sean Gallagher, a British environmental photojournalist and videographer based in Beijing, China.
From the Tibetan Plateau to the Indonesian archipelago, I spend months in the field travelling throughout Asia documenting the most pressing conflicts between nature and humanity.
My work often appears with some of the world’s leading news outlets including National Geographic News, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian.
I am a 6-time recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting travel grant and am represented by National Geographic Creative.
What I Do
I use photojournalism to produce long-form photo-essays about critical environmental and social issues across Asia. My work appears in major news outlets including The Pulitzer Center, National Geographic News, BBC News and CNN. My corporate clients (Boeing, BMW, UN) hire me to use my story-telling skills to communicate their aims and ethos to their customers through vivid and impactful photography.
My video and multimedia projects incorporate the power of both the moving and still image. Using my background in photographic story-telling, I aim to communicate stories and conceptualize ideas that utilize the strength of combining photographic stills, video and audio. In our changing media landscape, this approach offers new and exciting ways in which we present and tell stories to our audiences.
I lead workshops and presentations that use photography to communicate the importance of global environmental issues. I have visited over 50 institutions in the US and Asia, presenting to groups from high school students to government think-tanks. My aim is to help my audience understand the importance of Asia’s most pressing environmental issues and the implications on societies across the world.
Very happy to share with you the news that a selection of my images are now available as fine art prints that you can order online and have delivered directly to you. To offer the highest quality, I have partnered with master printer Richard Jackson, of Hance Editions, who has over 30 years of experience […]
Recently, a lots of lists have appeared in my Twitter/Facebook/Google+ feeds for photography competitions and grants. It must be that time of the year. We all know that the traditional avenues for getting funding for serious, long-term bodies of work have dried up, but a lot of other new opportunities have also arisen, mainly in […]
Quick post today to say thanks to the City Weekend Beijing team for featuring this interview (below) on their website recently. He is about to head to Nanjing for a series of meetings with members of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, but Sean Gallagher sits in the booth of the noisy UBC Coffee with […]
In the Media
In this unique video piece produced by the Asia Society, I discuss my long-term work documenting China’s changing environment in the early 21st century and the subsequent impacts on the country’s people and ecosystems.
From increasing desertification in the north of the country, to climate change on the Tibetan Plateau in the west, on to disappearing wetlands in the south, I outline the implications of a changing environment on the world’s most populous nation.