20 January

Behind the Smog That Ate Beijing

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

I got a call on Wednesday from Foreign Policy magazine asking me to do a quick 1 day assignment. The brief? To travel around Beijing and capture the dense layer of smog that was sitting on top of the city. Beijingers and visitors will be all too familiar with this ‘fog’ which regularly descends upon […]

18 January

CCTV Building Shrouded in Pollution

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | 2 comments
CCTV Building Shrouded in Pollution

I’ve decided to integrate my mobile uploads here on the blog, to centralize my updates and keep the blog updated more often. The first of these was taken just 20mins ago in downtown Beijing. I’m on assignment today and as you can see, it’s another quite terrible day in the capital. Pictured is the iconic […]

31 May

Zhalong Wetlands – China’s Wetlands Crisis

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

  It has been a little while since my last update here on the blog, for which I apologise. It has been a very busy few weeks with lots of shoots and lots of travels. As a way to say thanks for your patience (if you have dropped in on here recently and found no […]

17 February

Bosch Global Impressions Project – Teaser

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | One comment

Here is a teaser trailer for a corporate assignment that I was involved in last year. The project was for the company Bosch and the resulting body of work will be released this week. I just received a link to this trailer, so thought I would share it here. I won’t reveal anything about the […]

16 February

Starving North Korea Welcomes Kim Jong-Il’s Birthday

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment, Video

“Starving North Korea Send out SOS for Food Aid” is one of the headlines that reads on the Daily Telegraph’s website this week. This week also marks the birthday of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il. I have chosen to mark this day with a video that was released a few months ago on the […]

24 November

Korean Reflections | Images Across A Divide

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

View gallery in full size As anyone who has been watching the news in the past 24 hours will know, tensions on the Korean peninsula have been increasing very very quickly following the shelling of a small South Korean island, by the north Koreans yesterday. Tensions are nothing new, however after yesterday’s events it seems […]

18 November

How Do You Photograph The Most Powerful Person In The World?

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | 3 comments

As many followers of my blog, Facebook and/or Twitter will know, I had a very unique assignment last week, photographing the British Prime Minister David Cameron on his recent visit to Beijing. It was one of the most interesting assignments I have ever had, mainly because of the access that I was able to get […]

15 November

Photographing the British Prime Minister, David Cameron | BBC News

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | 2 comments

Last week, I had an assignment from the British Embassy in Beijing to photograph the visit of British Prime Minister, David Cameron on his first visit as PM to China. This was a very exciting and interesting assignment and I plan to feature some of my behind-the-scenes photos here on my blog in the coming […]

21 June

North Korea and the World Cup – As Ever, an Unknown Quantity

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

It was about 2:00 a.m. as my taxi careered down the highway that leads from Incheon airport to downtown Seoul. Having just landed in the middle of a lightning storm, the rain was battering the taxi windshield and the GPS on the driver’s dashboard blinked indicating a breaking of the local speed limit. I was […]

22 January

Inside a Photographer’s Notebook #3

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | One comment

<<Return to the Learning Zone I haven’t done one of these posts for a while, so thought it was about time I shared another page from my notebook. If you haven’t seen the previous posts on this, you can head here and here to see them. The concept is simple. When I was beginning in photography […]