18 May

What Equipment Do Professional Photographers Use?

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment
What Equipment Do Professional Photographers Use?

What equipment do professional photographers use? I get this question a lot. It usually comes from my students, workshop participants or from Q&A sessions when I present my work. It’s a fair question and one that I am always happy to answer as it often gives people an insight into how I create my work […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 April

A New Frontier in Journalism? Taking Global Issues into Classrooms

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News, on assignment
A New Frontier in Journalism? Taking Global Issues into Classrooms

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter recently, you’ll probably have seen updates from my travels as I have been travelling in the US, visiting numerous schools and universities giving presentations about my work on China and India. It has been another amazing experience and I just wanted to share some of my […]

10 September

Photographing In Jakarta’s “Shark Graveyard” – Indonesia

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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 […]

26 June

Photographing Jakarta’s Severe Water Pollution

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment
Photographing Jakarta’s Severe Water Pollution

In April of this year, I travelled to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for the first time. I was excited to visit this new city and start to photograph in one of the world’s most underreported emerging economies. I had read stories about the city’s challenges with water and flooding, which is why I wanted […]

10 April

Inside North Korea: Photographing Undercover in the World’s Most Secretive Nation

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment
Inside North Korea: Photographing Undercover in the World’s Most Secretive Nation

Tensions are running high again on the Korean peninsula. As international observers watch closely for what move the North will play next, I thought it might be a good time to revisit some of my work from photographing in North Korea, undercover on-assignment, for the Globe & Mail in 2009. Below is an extract from […]

27 March

Jakarta Diary

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment
Jakarta Diary

I just arrived in the Indonesian capital for an assignment and will be here for the next week and a half, exploring the city and photographing issues related to the city’s development and environmental issue. Follow my mobile updates on Instagram (sean_gallagher_photo) in my ‘Jakartan Diary’ as I explore what I am sure will turn […]

26 November

A Tibetan Plateau Diary

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment
A Tibetan Plateau Diary

For the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. To view the full gallery of images. “Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us” — Oscar Wilde I’ve never been one for keeping a diary. My parents encouraged me to keep one from a young age, but numerous half-filled notebooks are evidence of my […]