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I have been invited to speak at the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, on January 14th 2010, speaking about my work for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on ‘China’s Growing Sands’. If you are in town on the date, please come along! This is a rescheduled event from last year, so hopefully this will give more people a chance to come along and see images from my work covering desertification. All the details of the event can be found below. Hope to see you there!
Event Name – Speakers’ Corner: China’s Growing Sands
Speaker(s) – Sean Gallagher, Photographer
Date and Time – Thursday 14th January 2010, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue – Mesa & Manifesto, 748 Julu Lu, near Fu Min Lu,T: 6289 9108
Cost – Member: RMB 120, Non-member: RMB 150
Payment Method – Pay at the event
Contact Details – firstname.lastname@example.org / +86 (21) 6218 5022
China’s Growing Sands
Guest speaker: Sean Gallagher
Join us at this month’s Speakers’ Corner where award winning photographer Sean Gallagher will be showcasing his latest work “China’s Growing Sands”, a project highlighting desertification in China sponsored by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Desertification (the gradual transformation of habitable farmable land to desert) together with drought is estimated to cause approximately 42 billion USD in loss of food production each year worldwide and affects over 400 million people in China alone. With just under 20% of China’s total land mass classified as desert, desertification in China is arguably one of China’s most pressing but under reported environmental concerns. At this event Sean will talk about his journey on the ‘desertification train’ travelling 4000km from Beijing through China¡¯s major northern deserts to Xinjiang, reporting on the growing crisis and its effects on the people and cultures living in affected areas.