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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

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxSifGgJsbs[/youtube] 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 […]

8 September

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

Posted by Sean Gallagher in on assignment

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1-X3-gNP0[/youtube] 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 […]

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 […]

5 September

Inside North Korea | Video #1

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Video | 2 comments

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BHVnG3m7BU[/youtube] As some of you may already know, last week I was on assignment in North Korea. Forgive me for not giving a hint of this exciting assignment beforehand, however myself and Mark MacKinnon from Canada’s Globe & Mail, for whom I was working, wanted to try and keep this as quiet as possible until […]