14 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, News
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17th June marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This is a topic I have spent much time covering during my career, most notably in my two projects ‘Desertification in China‘ and ‘The Broken Land: Drought in India” which was a short film and photo-essay. As outlined by the UN‘s website: “Desertification is […]

24 November

Mongolia’s Wild Horses, for Smithsonian Magazine

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, News, on assignment
Mongolia’s Wild Horses, for Smithsonian Magazine

Very pleased to share this recent publication with you all from an assignment I did late last year in Mongolia for Smithsonian Magazine. The story focuses on the revival of the Przewalski Horse, Mongolia’s wild equine which is experiencing a resurgence after being successfully reintroduced in the wild. It’s a rare good-news story from the […]

5 September

Giant Panda – National Geographic Creative Collection

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, Stock Photography
Giant Panda – National Geographic Creative Collection

It’s a good week to be a Giant Panda. News has just broke that the species has been upgraded from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature), the organisation responsible for assessing and monitoring the status of the world’s animal and plant species. In 2011 I did a […]

22 April

Earth Day – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Earth Day – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

This week marks the arrival of one the year’s most notable environmental days, Earth Day. According to The Earth Day Network, “April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970….Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community […]

3 April

12 Images of a Changing Vietnam

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, on assignment
12 Images of a Changing Vietnam

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam for the first time and wanted to share some images from my travels to one of its major cities, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is a fascinating country but it is one that conjures up many preconceived images and emotions for many, mainly due to the […]

13 March

Where Do Your Jeans Come From?

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, on assignment, published work
Where Do Your Jeans Come From?

I recently got a call from the Natural Resources Defense Council’s onEarth magazine to take on an interesting assignment that I thought I would share with you here today on the blog. Have you ever wondered where your jeans come from? If you’ve followed my recent work, I hope you might of least thought about […]

1 January

Stock Photos Shanghai China

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Stock Photos Shanghai China

All of these images (Stock Photos Shanghai China) are available for licensing via National Geographic Creative. For enquiries, please use the details below: Email: natgeocreative@ngs.org Telephone: 202 857 7537 / Toll Free 800 434 2244 National Geographic Creative 1145 17th St NW, Washington DC 20036

5 May

The Toxic Price of Leather – New Short Film Released

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, News
The Toxic Price of Leather – New Short Film Released

Very pleased to announce the launch of my new short-film ‘The Toxic Price of Leather’, a feature which looks at the effects of extreme pollution on the people and environment in and around the Indian city of Kanpur. Here’s a brief outline of the story. On the banks of the Ganges River in northern India, […]

30 October

Tibet is One of World’s Cleanest Areas…Except in the Places it Isn’t

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Tibet is One of World’s Cleanest Areas…Except in the Places it Isn’t

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 […]

7 October

China Dialogue Interview – China’s Environmental Crisis

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
China Dialogue Interview – China’s Environmental Crisis

China is growing fast and, as it grows, it is faced with urgent environmental challenges. Climate change, species loss, pollution, water scarcity and environment damage are not problems confined to one country: they are challenges that concern all the world’s citizens, but the rise of China gives them a new urgency. Tackling these challenges will […]