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 […]

6 March

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

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News | One comment
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 […]

30 November

Print Auction – China’s Growing Sands & Threatened Waters – Dec 10th

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Events

Dear All…Quick update today to let you know about a special event that we (myself and Greening the Beige) would like to invite you to on the evening of December 10th at the Hutong in Beijing. As the exhibition of Threatened Waters finishes at Yugong Yishan, we wanted to do something productive with the prints, so […]

14 June

Images from Zhengzhou Universities Talks

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Events | 2 comments

This weekend I travelled to the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a city of some 7 million people lying next to the Yellow River in central Henan province. I was in the city to give a series of talks at Universities in the city, presenting some of my work in China over the past 4 years […]

12 April

China’s Growing Sands in National Geographic China

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I am delighted to announce here on my blog that this month’s issue of National Geographic China contains a 12-page essay of my images and text, about my Pulitzer Center-sponsored work on “China’s Growing Sands”. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to a new audience in China and bring wider attention to the […]