News Archives - Sean Gallagher - Photographer & Filmmaker | Beijing, China
15 May

COVID-19 and Increased Deforestation in Cambodia

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News
COVID-19 and Increased Deforestation in Cambodia

Reports are coming out of Cambodia this month that there has been a large spike in deforestation, correlating with the global outbreak of COVID-19. On April 21, Conservation International reported, “In Cambodia, our field office reports an increase in deforestation caused by illegal logging, as well as an increase in the sale of bushmeat. The […]

4 May

Documenting Climate Change Podcast

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News
Documenting Climate Change Podcast

I was recently invited to speak with Chris King of the Documenting Climate Change podcast, a new online audio show dedicated to discussing topics surrounding coverage of the climate crisis. Click HERE to visit the website and listen to the full conversation I had with Chris. This week’s guest is one of the few people […]

20 April

Photography of China – Feature

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News, published work
Photography of China – Feature

Thank you to Photography of China who featured my work on their feed and website recently. If you have an interest in contemporary and historical photography of China, the site offers a fabulous resource for those interested in photographers who have documented the country, since the dawn of photography through to modern times. About Photography […]

2 April

World Press Photo Witness – Feature

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography, News, published work
World Press Photo Witness – Feature

Thank you to World Press Photo who have recently published a feature interview with me about my work documenting the climate crisis and global environmental issues. In the interview, I discuss with M. Scott Brauer the challenges in making some of my stories and why it is important to communicate these stories with a diverse […]

20 March

New Limited Edition Prints Available

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Limited Edition Works, News
New Limited Edition Prints Available

“For me, the print is the ultimate expression of my craft. As a piece of artwork, it can connect the viewer with my vision and create a shared appreciation of the image through its tangible form.” For the first time, limited edition fine art prints of my work are now available on the SHOP page. […]

6 March

Uncaged awarded Award of Excellence by Pictures of The Year

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Contests, News
Uncaged awarded Award of Excellence by Pictures of The Year

Thank you to Pictures of the Year who have awarded my film, Uncaged, with an Award of Excellence in the Documentary Daily Life category at this year’s awards. This film chronicles the journey of Gu Xuan, a young Chinese conservationist who has dedicated himself to protecting China’s songbirds from poachers. You can view the film […]

5 December

British Photography Awards – Shortlist

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News
British Photography Awards – Shortlist

I am really pleased to share the news that one of my images from my recent project Tuvalu: Beneath the Rising Tide has been shortlisted for the British Photography Awards. Followers of my work will be familiar with this particular image which has been one of the more popular images from the series. For those […]

17 October

Mentorship Program 2019 – Jessica Suarez

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Education, News
Mentorship Program 2019 – Jessica Suarez

Jessica Suarez is the recipient of my 2019 Mentorship, a free tutorship which aims to give early career photographers and multimedia journalists an opportunity for feedback, critiques and advice on their work. Jessica is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who specializes in non-profit, environmental and editorial storytelling in Latin America and the United States. I’m […]

15 October

Environmental Photographer of the Year – Changing Environments Prize

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Contests, News
Environmental Photographer of the Year – Changing Environments Prize

I’m very happy to share the news that one of my images recently received the Environmental Photographer of the Year Changing Environments Prize from CIWEM. Taken in Tuvalu, it depicts the effects of coastal erosion, in the south west Pacific. It’s a problem that is being exacerbated by sea level rise and is from a […]

20 September

“A new era for Climate Change Reporting” – News Impact Summit

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Events, News
“A new era for Climate Change Reporting” – News Impact Summit

If you happen to be in Birmingham (UK) this October 7th, I shall be presenting my work at the News Impact Summit, “A New Era for Climate Change Reporting”, hosted by the European Journalism Center and the Google News Initiative. I’ll be showing my recent work from Tuvalu, specifically discussing how using drones has enhanced […]