Photographic Museum of Humanity Feature

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Bearing the Cost of Environmental Degradation

The past decade has witnessed an exponential increase of environmental damages; public awareness has grown at a slower pace but has finally reached the point of dialogue and action. And this, thanks to the contribution of early voices such as photographer Sean Gallagher.

Photographic Museum of Humanity

Photographic Museum of Humanity

I spoke with the Photographic Museum of Humanity this month about my long-term work documenting environmental crises in Asia. Here is an excerpt of the short feature. Click through to read the full article.

Scientists announced a couple of weeks ago that we have permanently pushed atmospheric carbon levels past 400 parts per million – a dreaded level that they say marks a serious, irreversible step and involves rising sea levels, the extinction of more species, and ocean acidification. The past decade has witnessed an exponential increase of environmental damages; public awareness has grown at a slower pace but has finally reached the point of dialogue and action. And this, thanks to the contribution of early voices such as photographer Sean Gallagher.

“I studied zoology at university and was fascinated by science and the environment. When I arrived in China in 2008 and realized that there were not many stories covering environment issues, I decided to use my background and combine it with photo”, he explains. Read More

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