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6 October

Photo of the Week | 05.11.09 | Japanese Commute

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

I was trawling through my archive today, looking for images to accompany a presentation that I am giving as part of my workshop tomorrow. As I looked through my ‘older’ files, I stumbled upon many of my images that I took while I lived in Japan between 2003-2004. I had just finished University and I […]

4 October

Video | China’s 60th Anniversary Preparations in Hangzhou

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Video

The above video is one that I produced for the Globe and Mail newspaper, along with the Asia Bureau Chief Mark Mackinnon and his assistant Yu Mei, a couple of weeks ago. The video centers on the preparations for the country’s 60th anniversary that passed on October 1st, focusing on the city of Hangzhou which lies to the west […]

2 October

Front Page of the Globe and Mail – 1st October 2009

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News | 2 comments

I got a surprise yesterday evening when I got a text from a colleague telling me that one of my photos had run on the front page of Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been contributing the visuals from China quite a lot to […]

1 October

On Assignment | China Celebrates its 60th Birthday | Globe and Mail

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Here in Beijing, Tiananmen Square has become awash with parades, both military and civilian, as the populace celebrates Mao Zedong’s founding declaration, exactly 60 years ago here in China’s capital. The build up to this event has been quite something. Beijing […]

29 September

SPECIAL 1-DAY OCTOBER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – “Hutong Photography”

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Workshops | One comment

SPECIAL 1-DAY OCTOBER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – “Hutong Photography” Dates: Tuesday 6th October 2009 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Course Leaders: Photographer Sean Gallagher & Guide/Interpreter Jessica Zheng Location: The Far East International Youth Hostel, Beijing Participants: Minimum 5 people, Maximum 10 people (Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis) Student Level: Beginner/Intermediate – All ages […]

28 September

Photo of the Week | 28.09.09 | Hutongs

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ was taken in 2006 as part of a story that I did on the destruction of the ‘hutongs’ of central Beijing. For those of you who aren’t aware, the hutongs are a maze-like series of homes and dwellings that used to dominate central Beijing. I say used to because […]

21 September

Photo of the Week | 21.09.09 | New Oriental Remains

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from my wanderings on the streets of my Chinese hometown of Beijing. Last week I had a two-day assignment for my German agency Laif, who had arranged for me to shoot a story on Beijing’s infrastructure. Whilst meandering through Beijing’s CBD district, Guomao, the amazing light that afternoon […]

9 September

Inside North Korea | Video #3 | On the North Korea/China border

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment | One comment

This is the third and final installment of mine and Mark MacKinnon’s short videos from our trip in North Korea. This third video focuses on the Chinese city of Dandong, which lies on the North Korea/China border and offers a startling contrast between the two sides of the Yalu river. Whilst the city of Dandong thrives, fuelled by the economic boom […]

8 September

Inside North Korea | Video #2 | The Arirang Mass Games

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

The above video is the second short-video by myself and the Globe & Mail’s Mark Mackinnon from our assignment in North Korea. The topic of this video is the Arirang Mass Games which are held in the May Day stadium in Pyongyang. In case you don’t know, the Mass Games are a gymnastics, dance and song […]

7 September

Photo of the Week | 07.09.09 | North Korea

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 5 comments

This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from North Korea. I wanted to post a photo from NK as last week’s POTW but I held off as I was waiting until the Globe & Mail, who commissioned the shoot, published the  images on their website. Throughout my journey with the G&M’s Mark MacKinnon, we were whizzed across […]