4 October

Follow Me On My National Holiday Road Trip

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Follow Me On My National Holiday Road Trip

This week, China is on its National Holiday. It’s a week of free days for everyone to mark the anniversary if the founding of the People’s Republic of China. As a result of this rare extended holiday, millions of Chinese are taking to the roads to return to their home towns and spend time with […]

25 September

China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens – Woodrow Wilson Center – New Security Beat

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens – Woodrow Wilson Center – New Security Beat

This week, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog kindly featured my new eBook, MELTDOWN: China’s Environment Crisis, and interviewed me about its production. Please find below an excerpt of the interview. Make sure to visit their excellent website which is dedicated to environment and security issues. China is one of the world’s 12 […]

23 September

Do You Live Where The Air Can Kill You? Check This Map To Find Out

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Do You Live Where The Air Can Kill You? Check This Map To Find Out

I do live where the air can kill you. Actually, I think I am based in the capital of cities where the air can kill you. Beijing. According to this map released by NASA, China’s capital isn’t the only city however that suffers from air pollution levels so severe that they pose a major health […]

17 September

Ancient Cities Turned to Sand in China – UTNE Reader

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
Ancient Cities Turned to Sand in China – UTNE Reader

The text below is an adapted excerpt from MELTDOWN: Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau, featured on UTNE Reader this week. There are some places in the world where you don’t want to get a flat tire. The middle of China’s vast Taklamakan Desert—with no cell phone coverage and no hint of civilization—is one of […]

10 September

Photographing In Jakarta’s “Shark Graveyard” – Indonesia

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, on assignment | 3 comments
Photographing In Jakarta’s “Shark Graveyard” – Indonesia

The stench was over-powering. As I looked out onto the wooden benches before me, the bleached bones seemed to glisten under the Indonesian sun. I was in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, working on a story how the city is being threatened by climate change and flooding. This particular afternoon, however, I was distracted by […]

5 September

The Cities Most at Risk from Rising Sea Levels – World Bank – Is your City on the List?

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
The Cities Most at Risk from Rising Sea Levels – World Bank – Is your City on the List?

A recent report led by the World Bank lists the cities most at risk from flooding, due to rising sea-levels. The study, “pinpoints cities around the world that will be most at risk and finds the costs of global flood damage could rise to $1 trillion a year if cities don’t take steps to adapt.” […]

12 February
11 March

Thinking of Japan…March 11th

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | One comment

Today marks the one year anniversary since the devastating Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11th, 2011. I lived in Japan for one year between 2003-2004, so Japan and the Japanese people hold a special place with me. I watched with horror one year ago today as the disasters rocked a nation I had […]

2 March

Mei Yan, CEO of Viacom China, for Serafina Magazine

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

I recently had the opportunity to meet and photograph one of China’s leading media women, Ms. Mei Yan of Viacom China. On assignment for the Brazilian magazine, Serafina, I met and photographed Mei Yan who runs MTV, amongst other media entities, at her office in central Beijing. I thought I would post a couple of […]

18 October

Featured Expert – John MacKinnon – Pulitzer Center #9

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, BEIJING, CHINA John MacKinnon, of the EU-China Biodiversity Program, is one the world’s leading experts on biodiversity and the environment in China. He began his career in 1965 working with Jane Goodall in the famed study of the chimpanzees of Gombe. In 1968, he moved to Southeast Asia to […]