11 April

Photo of the Week | Visiting the Terracotta Warriors

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

Last week, I had the opportunity for the first time to visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, in central China. I was excited to have this opportunity althougha little wary that I would be visiting a location that has been photographed from nearly every angle over the years, since their discovery in 1974. This is […]

14 February

Photo of the Week | The Walking Painting

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This week’s image comes from my first ever trip to China, back in the autumn of 2005. I had just finished an internship at Magnum in their London offices and I decided to go to Beijing, to start to photograph some stories I had been forming in my mind during my internship. One of the […]

26 January

Photo of the Week | Teaching Peking Opera

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This week’s Photo of the Week comes from the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. I was in the city as part of a trip I was taking traveling down the great Yangtze River, upon which the city of Wuhan sits. At the time this photo was taken, I was visiting the Yellow Crane tower, […]

14 January

Photo of the Week | Schoolchildren in the Snow

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This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from Inner Mongolia, a province located in the north of China. I travelled to this province in spring of 2010 as part of a group from the Shanghai based NGO, Roots and Shoots. Every year, they travel to Inner Mongolia to take part in their annual tree planting sessions, […]

10 December

Photo of the Week | Tibetan Monk

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It has been some time since I have posted a ‘Photo of the Week’, so I thought it was about time that I revived this popular feature which I hope gives you a small insight into some of my thought processes when making images. This week’s image comes from western China, from the Tibetan regions […]

29 March

Photo of the Week | Hang Gliders and Graveyards

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 7 comments

This week’s ‘Photo of the Week” comes with a slightly odd title and to be honest, is admittedly a slightly odd picture. I created this image in 2007 near the town of Dunhuang, which is situated in western China in Gansu Province. The area is famous in China because of its spectacular desert scenery, an […]

9 March

Photo of the Week | Salamander – Inside China’s Zoos

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that it treats its animals” – Mohandas Gandhi In March of 2008, I was travelling down China’s greatest river, the Yangtze. Passing through the city of Wuhan, I happened upon the city’s zoo one day and was shocked by the […]

1 March

Photo of the Week | Cadres

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ was a shot taken as part of the ‘One Night in Beijing’ shoot for the Immersion Guides to Beijing in 2007. Exactly one year before the beginning of the Olympic Games in Beijing, photographers all across the capital were commissioned to head out onto the streets to capture images […]

15 February

Photo(s) of the Week | Chinese New Year

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

On Saturday night, the skies lit up with fireworks above most Chinese cities, signifying the start of China’s most special holiday of the year: Chinese New Year. For the next week Chinese families will spent most of the time eating, drinking, visiting family members, catching up with old friends and heading to many of the […]

8 February

Photo of the Week: Cat Among the Pigeons

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This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ is one that I have dug out of my archive from possibly the most photographed city of all time…Venice, Italy. I made the obligatory photographers/travellers pilgrimage to this city for a short weekend break and was overcome, mostly by the hordes of visitors there at the same time as […]