5 May

The Toxic Price of Leather – New Short Film Released

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, News
The Toxic Price of Leather – New Short Film Released

Very pleased to announce the launch of my new short-film ‘The Toxic Price of Leather’, a feature which looks at the effects of extreme pollution on the people and environment in and around the Indian city of Kanpur. Here’s a brief outline of the story. On the banks of the Ganges River in northern India, […]

30 October

Tibet is One of World’s Cleanest Areas…Except in the Places it Isn’t

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Tibet is One of World’s Cleanest Areas…Except in the Places it Isn’t

A couple of news articles caught my attention last week regarding environmental conditions on the Tibetan Plateau that I wanted share with you. Regular readers here will know this a subject close to my heart having covered this issue in my project ‘Meltdown: Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau‘, for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis […]

7 October

China Dialogue Interview – China’s Environmental Crisis

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
China Dialogue Interview – China’s Environmental Crisis

China is growing fast and, as it grows, it is faced with urgent environmental challenges. Climate change, species loss, pollution, water scarcity and environment damage are not problems confined to one country: they are challenges that concern all the world’s citizens, but the rise of China gives them a new urgency. Tackling these challenges will […]

4 October

Follow Me On My National Holiday Road Trip

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Follow Me On My National Holiday Road Trip

This week, China is on its National Holiday. It’s a week of free days for everyone to mark the anniversary if the founding of the People’s Republic of China. As a result of this rare extended holiday, millions of Chinese are taking to the roads to return to their home towns and spend time with […]

25 September

China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens – Woodrow Wilson Center – New Security Beat

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens – Woodrow Wilson Center – New Security Beat

This week, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog kindly featured my new eBook, MELTDOWN: China’s Environment Crisis, and interviewed me about its production. Please find below an excerpt of the interview. Make sure to visit their excellent website which is dedicated to environment and security issues. China is one of the world’s 12 […]

23 September

Do You Live Where The Air Can Kill You? Check This Map To Find Out

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
Do You Live Where The Air Can Kill You? Check This Map To Find Out

I do live where the air can kill you. Actually, I think I am based in the capital of cities where the air can kill you. Beijing. According to this map released by NASA, China’s capital isn’t the only city however that suffers from air pollution levels so severe that they pose a major health […]

17 September

Ancient Cities Turned to Sand in China – UTNE Reader

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, published work
Ancient Cities Turned to Sand in China – UTNE Reader

The text below is an adapted excerpt from MELTDOWN: Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau, featured on UTNE Reader this week. There are some places in the world where you don’t want to get a flat tire. The middle of China’s vast Taklamakan Desert—with no cell phone coverage and no hint of civilization—is one of […]

10 September

Photographing In Jakarta’s “Shark Graveyard” – Indonesia

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Photographing In Jakarta’s “Shark Graveyard” – Indonesia

The stench was over-powering. As I looked out onto the wooden benches before me, the bleached bones seemed to glisten under the Indonesian sun. I was in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, working on a story how the city is being threatened by climate change and flooding. This particular afternoon, however, I was distracted by […]

5 September

The Cities Most at Risk from Rising Sea Levels – World Bank – Is your City on the List?

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography
The Cities Most at Risk from Rising Sea Levels – World Bank – Is your City on the List?

A recent report led by the World Bank lists the cities most at risk from flooding, due to rising sea-levels. The study, “pinpoints cities around the world that will be most at risk and finds the costs of global flood damage could rise to $1 trillion a year if cities don’t take steps to adapt.” […]

12 February