Extended CV - Sean Gallagher - Photographer & Filmmaker | Beijing, China

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AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

– Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group Communication Competition – 2nd Place – Cambodia Burning Film – 2021
Prix Pictet Nominee – Fire – Cambodia Burning – 2021
Social Impact Media Awards – Winner, Special Jury Mention – Cambodia Burning Film – 2021
Social Impact Media Awards – Finalist – Cambodia Burning Film – 2021
British Photography Awards – Shortlist – 2021
Drone Awards – Winner, Highly Commended – Cambodia Burning Film – 2020
Earth Photo Awards – Winner – Short Film Award – Cambodia Burning Film – 2020
Pictures of the Year – Winner, Award of Excellence – Uncaged Film – 2020
Leica Oskar Barnack Award – Nominee – 2020
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant. Cambodia Burning. 2020
BarTur Photo Award – Shortlist – 2020
British Photography Awards – Shortlist – 2020
Environmental Photographer of the Year – Changing Environments Prize – 2019
Drone Awards – Finalist – 2019
Resilience Science Journalism Fellowship, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 2019
Environmental Photographer of the Year (Atkins CIWEM ) Shortlist – 2017
Ocean Science Journalism Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). 2017
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant. Exotic Pets in China – 2017
Environmental Photographer of the Year (Atkins CIWEM ) Shortlist – 2016
– Made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) for work documenting environmental issues in Asia. 2014.
Environmental Film of the Year Winner – ‘The Toxic Price of Leather’. Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year. 2014
Photocrati Fund Honorable Mention. 2013
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant. Pollution in India. 2013
Photocrati Fund Honorable Mention. 2012
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant. Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau. 2012
Prix Pictet Nominee. 2012
– First Place for Multimedia in the UK Press Photographer’s Year Awards. 2011
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant – China’s Fragile Forests. 2011
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant – North Korea’s Addicting Export: Crystal Meth – 2011
Pictures of the Year International Emerging Vision Finalist – 2011
– Shortlisted at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalists in Multimedia Category. 2010
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee – 2010
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant – China’s Threatened Wetlands. 2010
– Honorable mention at the Earth Journalism Awards at COP15. 2009
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Photo Contest – Finalist – 2009
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant – Desertification in China. 2009
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee – 2007
– Selected to undertake a 1-year paid internship at the photojournalism agency Magnum Photos. 2004-2005
Ian Parry Scholarship for Young Photojournalists – Shortlist. 2003

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORK & INTERVIEWS (2014-2020)

Voice of America – ‘Cambodia Burning’ Documentary Shows Unfettered Logging Impact on Forest Ecosystem – Voice of America – Interview & Feature – April 2021
Expert Photography – Most Influential Environmental Photographers to Follow in 2021 – March, 2021
The Eye of Photography/loeil de la photographie – In Conversation with Sean Gallagher – Oct, 2020
– Turning the Tide on the Relentless Destruction of Cambodia’s Forests – Yale Environment 360 – August, 2020
– Cambodia’s biggest lake is running dry – National Geographic – August, 2020
Photojournalism Now – In Conversation with Alison Steiven-Taylor – Aug, 2020
Young Scientist’s Journal Interview – Cambodia Burning – May, 2020
Documenting Climate Change Podcast – Interview – May, 2020
Photography of China – Photographer Profile – April, 2020
– Getting creative to fund and engage audiences on under-reported stories – World Press Photo Witness – April, 2020
– Photography and Climate Change Awareness – Allaboutphoto.com – March, 2020
– Bohai Bay: the Chinese region disappearing inch by inch – The Guardian – Feb, 2020
– Environmental photographer of the year 2019 winners – The Guardian – Sept, 2019
– In pictures: Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 – The Times – Sept, 2019
– Stunning images are named winners of Environmental Photographer of the Year – The Daily Mail – Sept, 2019
– Rising Tides – Tuvalu: Beneath the Rising Tide – Zeke Magazine – Sept 2019
– Seas rise, hope sinks: Tuvalu’s vanishing islands – in pictures – The Guardian – May 2019
– Rising sea levels are threatening this Pacific paradise – CNN Online – May 2019
– ‘One day we’ll disappear’: Tuvalu’s sinking islands – The Guardian – May 2019
– Sea, sand but no sunscreen: tiny Tuvalu desperate for skin protection – The Guardian – May 2019
– Can the world quench China’s bottomless thirst for milk? – The Guardian – March, 2019
– Stopping the Meltdown – Dif Media – March, 2019
– How to Win Grants from Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – PDN Online – Feb, 2019
– “Uncaged“ Film: Saving China’s Songbird’s From the Poachers’ Nets – The Guardian – January, 2019
– Winning Pulitzer Center Travel Grants – PDN Magazine – April 2018
– Best Instagram accounts to follow this Earth Day – iMore – April, 2018
– Instagram Feed Shows Everyday Extinction – The Guardian – February, 2018
Pulitzer Center Annual Report – February, 2018
– ‘Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis’ – Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting eBook – January 2018
– Everyday Extinction: An Instagram Campaign Raising Awareness of Species Extinction – National Geographic – Dec 2017
– Pictures Reveal Hardship in the World’s Fastest Sinking City – National Geographic – December, 2017
– 2017: A Year in Photos – Pulitzer Center – December, 2017
– Everyday Extinction: Q&A with Sean Gallagher – Voices for Biodiversity – Nov 2017
– This Instagram account is putting the spotlight on animal extinction – Washington Post – Oct 2017
– Everyday Extinction — Connecting Audiences to a Biodiversity Crisis – Everyday Projects – Oct 2017
– Exotic pet owners of Beijing – The Guardian – Sep 2017
– Young Collectors, Traders Help Fuel a Boom in Ultra-Exotic Pets – National Geographic – Sep 2017
– The Environmental Conscience of Instagram – E, The Environmental Magazine – July, 2017
– 19 Eye-Opening Instagram Accounts That are Changing the World – MCXV – July 2017
– World’s Worst Pollution Problems – Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute – January, 2017
– The Remarkable Comeback of Przewalski’s Horse – Smithsonian Magazine – December, 2016
– India’s Drought Leaves Land Parched and Cattle Emaciated – in Pictures – The Guardian – June, 2016
– The Environment Photographers You Should be Following on Instagram – The Guardian – April, 2016
– The World’s Most Stunning Environment Photos – The Guardian – Online – April, 2016
– Eco-Conscious Instagram Accounts to Follow on Earth Day – TIME Magazine – March, 2016
– The Miracle of Kolkata’s Wetlands – The Guardian – March, 2016
– Human-elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka – The Guardian – March, 2016
– Ecological Civilization: China, The Environment & Religion – Pulitzer Center eBook. 2015
– Why China Is Turning Back to Confucius – Wall Street Journal – Sept, 2015
– Beijing: Masked City – Mashable – Online. 2015
– A Nanjing Tale – The Economist – Online. 2015
– Desertification in China – Lens Culture – Online. June, 2015
– Made In Vietnam – OnEarth Magazine – Natural Resources Defence Council – Online & Print. March, 2015
– Reforestation in China – TIME Magazine – Nov, 2014
– Meltdown – This is Climate Change Photojournalism at its Best – 350.org – July, 2014
– City of Toxic Leather – Roads & Kingdoms – Online. June, 2014
– India’s Poor Risk Health to Mine Electronic “E-Waste” – National Geographic Online – June, 2014
– The Symbiosis of Photography & Video – News Shooter – Online. June, 2014
– In India, a Toxic Harvest of Recycled Electronics – Bloomberg – April, 2014
World Press Photo Academy Interview – Online. May, 2014

SPEAKING APPEARANCES (2009-2020)

– Art Activism in the Digital Space – Photography for Future – Milano Digital Week – Online Presentation – March, 2021
– DC Environmental Film Festival – Washington DC, USA – Cambodia Burning Film Online Q&A with Pulitzer Center – March, 2021
– “A new era for Climate Change Reporting” – News Impact Summit – Google News Initiative and European Journalism Center – Birmingham, UK – October 7th, 2019
– “Taking the Heat: Using Journalism for Educational Engagement on Climate“ McDonnell International Scholars Academy, 7th International Symposium – Tsinghua University. Beijing, China. Oct, 2018.
– “Telling the Story of Global Change: Better Journalistic Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development” – UNESCO, in partnership with University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and the University of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. November, 2017
– Hunter College, New York City, US – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– Guttman Community College, New York City, US – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– NYC Lab School, New York City, US – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– Hunter College High School, New York City, US – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– University of Iowa – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– City Colleges Chicago (Harry S. Truman, Harold Washington and Wilbur Wright campuses), US – Pulitzer Center. September, 2017
– Coal-Ice Exhibit – Shanghai, China – With Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations – March, 2016
– Global Environment Institute – Photographic Storytelling Workshop – Beijing, China – March, 2016
– Yale Center Beijing, China – Ecological Civilization Conference. June, 2015
– Today Art Museum, Beijing – Environmental Storytelling. July, 2014
– Loyola University, US – Pulitzer Center. April, 2014
– Senn High School, US – Pulitzer Center. April, 2014
– George Mason University, US – Pulitzer Center. March, 2014
– University of Michigan, US – Pulitzer Center. March, 2014
– United States Government State Department – Pulitzer Center, 2014
– Perspectives Charter School IIT Math & Science Academy, Chicago. US – Pulitzer Center. March, 2014
– Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago. US – Pulitzer Center. March, 2014
– News Literacy Project – Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. March, 2013
– Beijing Creatives – Environmental Photography Presentation – Aug, 2012.
– Beyond Witness at Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC. 7 November 2011 
– Davidson College, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Langley School, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– George Mason High School, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Columbia Heights Education Campus, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Maret School, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Washington International School, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Wilson Center, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Mamie D. Lee School, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Nov, 2011
– Ullens Center for Contemporary Art – Beijing, China. Nov, 2010
– British Council presentation at the Meishi Film Academy in Chongqing, China. 2011
– British Council presentation at Shenyang University, China. 2011
– TEDx Canton, Guangzhou. China. Sept, 2010
– Zhengzhou Universities, China. June, 2010
– Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, China – January, 2010
– Kent State University, Ohio. US – Pulitzer Center. Oct, 2009
– Georgetown University, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Oct, 2009
– American University, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Oct, 2009
– Climate Institute, Washington DC. US – Pulitzer Center. Oct, 2009