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 5-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, Lubrizol) 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.
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 […]
A couple of news articles caught my attention last week regarding environmental conditions on the Tibetan Plateau that I wanted share with you. Regular readers here will know this a subject close to my heart having covered this issue in my project ‘Meltdown: Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau‘, for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis […]
First, I’d like to apologise for my lack of posts recently. I am on the road in Japan at the moment, shooting an assignment and trying not to get caught up in Typhoon Francisco which is currently descending on the south east of the country. While I have been out of China, it seems that […]
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.