11 March

Thinking of Japan…March 11th

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Today marks the one year anniversary since the devastating Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11th, 2011. I lived in Japan for one year between 2003-2004, so Japan and the Japanese people hold a special place with me. I watched with horror one year ago today as the disasters rocked a nation I had […]

2 March

Mei Yan, CEO of Viacom China, for Serafina Magazine

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I recently had the opportunity to meet and photograph one of China’s leading media women, Ms. Mei Yan of Viacom China. On assignment for the Brazilian magazine, Serafina, I met and photographed Mei Yan who runs MTV, amongst other media entities, at her office in central Beijing. I thought I would post a couple of […]

18 October

Featured Expert – John MacKinnon – Pulitzer Center #9

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, BEIJING, CHINA John MacKinnon, of the EU-China Biodiversity Program, is one the world’s leading experts on biodiversity and the environment in China. He began his career in 1965 working with Jane Goodall in the famed study of the chimpanzees of Gombe. In 1968, he moved to Southeast Asia to […]

19 September

Sichuan: Controlling Water – Pulitzer Center #8

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA Water did not seem in short supply as I arrived in China’s southwest province of Sichuan. Rain was pounding on the windshield of my taxi and pools of water were starting to flow down the streets of the province’s capital, Chengdu. People scurried around the streets, […]

8 September

Qinghai’s Troubled Soul – Pulitzer Center #7

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, QINGHAI PROVINCE, CHINA Tenzin’s green eyes bored into me as I looked at his sunburnt face. “Qinghai Lake is a very holy place for us. We regard it as the ‘soul’ of Qinghai.” He was sitting by the side of a road running parallel to the lake shore. The […]

26 August

Where is the best place to photograph…the Great Wall of China?

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In the second of my series of “Where is the best place to photograph…” (view the first one can be found here), I want to tackle possibly THE most famous landmark in the whole of the country: The Great Wall of China. This iconic landmark is photographed like no-other and has fascinated photographers, all looking […]

22 August

Dongting Hu – A Lake in Flux – Pulitzer Center #5

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SEAN GALLAGHER FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA I was starting to feel a little anxious as I approached the shores of Dongting Lake in China’s central Hunan province. From a distance, I easily spied the country’s second largest freshwater lake. As I approached, waves lapped up on the shore, breaking near the barriers […]

14 August

The Chinese Alligator, A Species On The Brink – II – Pulitzer Center #4

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, ANHUI PROVINCE, CHINA When I discovered in my research that China had its own crocodilian, I was excited to try to find an opportunity to photograph it. What I was not prepared for was to learn that the species is perilously near extinction. “In the past few centuries, the […]

29 July

The Chinese Alligator, A Species On The Brink – I – Pulitzer Center #3

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SEAN GALLAGHER, FOR THE PULITZER CENTER, ANHUI PROVINCE, CHINA This week I travel to the province of Anhui, situated in the Yangtze River basin west of Shanghai. I travel to this region to begin the chapter of my work on the effects of wetland disappearance on animal species in China. As way of introduction to […]

24 July

The Showcase Wetlands – Pulitzer Center #2

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“Green Hills Soothe My Eyes, Running Water Tranquilizes My Mind,” announced the sign to my left as I entered the Xixi Wetland park in Hangzhou. “Only One Future for Our Children – Development Without Destruction,” proclaimed a second sign just a few meters ahead on my right. “Your Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat […]