Desertification in China on LensCulture - Sean Gallagher - Photographer & Filmmaker | Beijing, China

Desertification in China on LensCulture

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in News, published work | No Comments


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 across China to cover this issue.

This week, the work has featured on LensCulture, one of the leading websites for contemporary trends in photography.

Back in 2007/8 there weren’t many stories about climate change and it was tricky to place environmental stories. Now, it seems like they’re everywhere. Whilst the competition has picked up, I’m really glad these issues are becoming more and more mainstream and entering the collective consciousness as issues that we all need to be aware of and talking about.


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