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 […]

27 April

Climate Change in Images – Earth Hour Blog

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Climate Change in Images – Earth Hour Blog

From the official Earth Hour Blog this week… 25 April 2016: Often viewed as barren, we like to think the resilience of the desert is something to learn from. In the absence of flora and fauna, we often think of deserts as a vast plain of inhabitable and harsh land, and while landscapes of these […]

2 June

Desertification in China on LensCulture

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Desertification in China on LensCulture

7 years on and one of my first major stories, on desertification in China, still gets plenty of attention. Followers of my work will remember that I began this work in 2007 and expanded it significantly in 2009 when I was awarded my first grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to travel overland […]

17 September

Ancient Cities Turned to Sand in China – UTNE Reader

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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 […]

6 March

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

“The most massive tsunami, perfect storm, is bearing down upon us.” I came across this video yesterday that I felt compelled to share here on my blog today. The video is from the recent TED conference held in Long Beach, California and is presented by Allan Savory, a biologist who has been investigating new ways […]

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification 2011

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

Today, June 17th, marks the United Nations‘ World Day to Combat Desertification. As regular readers of this blog and followers of my work will know, a large portion of my work in recent years has been about the scourge of increasing desertification in China. Please take this opportunity today to spread links and talk about the […]

8 April

April Tearsheets – Ventiquattro Magazine and New Travel Magazine

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News | 4 comments

I hope you will excuse the seemingly self-promotion nature of this post today. I’ve been lucky enough to have two nice spreads in magazines this month, which I thought could serve as a nice reminder that online publication is not always to be all and end all. Seeing images in print in magazines and books […]

1 April

Photo of the Week | Collecting Firewood in Inner Mongolia

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

This week, I returned again to the deserts of Inner Mongolia, whilst on assignment. I have been to this region a number of times over the past few years and really enjoy my time there. For those who don’t know, Inner Mongolia is one of China’s most northerly provinces, stretching across most of northern China. […]

24 March

Global Water Crisis Slideshow at the Newseum

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

If you happen to be in Washingotn DC this week, you may want to drop by the Newseum to check out a slideshow that will be on show in the main lobby. The show is being hosted by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and National Geographic Society to mark World Water Day, showing images […]

11 March

NASA Image of Sandstorm over the Taklamakan Desert

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

What you are seeing above is a sandstorm hanging over the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert in western China, taken by one of NASA’s satellites. To get a really good look at it, click here for the HighRes. The Taklamakan is China’s biggest desert and is an immense sea of shifting sand dunes, which […]