30 November

Photo of the Week | 30.11.09 | Homeless in Mongolia

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 5 comments

This time last year, I was in a sewer underneath the streets on the Mongolian capital of Ulaan Baatar taking this picture. I was there to do a story on the homeless communities of the Mongolian capital who live underneath the streets. At that point last year, the economic crisis was in full swing and […]

27 November

A Great Quote…

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

Read this quote here today and I just had to post it here… “What kind of typewriter did Hemingway use?” Jim Estrin, photographer at the New York Times for the last 20 years, asked his news photography class by way of an introduction this morning. Nobody knew. “That’s because it doesn’t matter,” said Estrin. Have […]

26 November

In the Chinese Press

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

One of my biggest challenges working in China over the past few years has been making inroads into the Chinese press. Notorious for the control that is placed upon the industry by the state, it is hard for foreign reporters to contemplate working under such restrictions that see their work scrutinized so closely and possibly […]

23 November

Photo of The Week | 23.11.09 | The Taklamakan Desert

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 3 comments

The ‘Sea of Death’ is the not-so affectionate name that has been given by the Chinese people to the Taklamakan desert, a desert of such epic proportions and intimidating size, that its name in the local Uygur language translates as ‘You can go in, but you will never come out’. I visited the Taklamakan desert […]

23 November

Find our WEEKEND WORKSHOPS on Facebook

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Workshops

As of this weekend, our WEEKEND WORKSHOPS programme now has a page on Facebook. To get updates on news, upcoming workshops, student photos etc. please become a ‘fan’ and get those updates sent straight to your news feed so that you know exactly what is happening and when. Click on the ‘Find us on Facebook’ link […]

20 November

Weekend Workshops | Student Feedback

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Workshops

It is ALWAYS great to receive feedback from our students about how they think our workshops have gone. Over the past couple of weeks, we have gathered a few of their responses, which you can find below.

18 November

Photos from November’s “Hutong Photography” Workshop w/ Anne, Charlotte, Frank, Chelin, Jenny and Josh

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Workshops

This weekend saw our WEEKEND WORKSHOPS continue with the second of our “Hutong Photography” classes. Braving the bitter cold in Beijing were Anne, Charlotte, Frank, Chelin, Jenny and Josh. The weather was against us, but a great day was had by all in the end, as we were determined to explore the hutongs against the […]

16 November

Photo of the Week | 16.11.09 | Bethel Training Center for Blind Orphans

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

*This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ is an image from my story on the Bethel Training Center for Blind Orphans, currently being featured on the Photophilanthropy website. Below is the extract which supports the story. To see more images from this story, please click on the Photophilanthropy link.” “I can see, and that is why […]

13 November

One from the Photo Scrapbook | Magnum Internship #2

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 4 comments

It’s Friday night here in Beijing and rather than being out and about, I have just returned from another busy day since my return from the US last week. It always seems that being away from home for any period of time leads to a serious build up of work that needs to be caught […]

11 November

Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

One of the highlights of my trip to the States this month was a behind-the-scenes look on Capitol Hill in Washinton DC. Guided by fellow photographer and friend Brendan Hoffman, who is an accredited photographer on ‘the hill’, I was given a glimpse of life behind the scenes of the American Senate. Brendan spends many […]