wetlands Archives - Sean Gallagher - Photographer & Filmmaker | Beijing, China
29 November

Bombs Don’t Kill People, Mangroves Do

Posted by Sean Gallagher in News

Quite a shocking piece of news fell into my inbox this morning, via the Mangrove Action Project newsletter which I receive every month. The news is a couple of weeks old but it seems that on November 15th, there was an explosion in a hotel in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen that tragically […]

23 November

Visualising Issues – Slideshow and Notes from Environmental Workshop at UCCA

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Workshops | 2 comments

[slideshare id=5869543&doc=ucca-101123001230-phpapp01] <<Return to the Learning Zone Last weekend, I was invited by Beijing based eco-group Greening the Beige to give a workshop at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. We had a great turnout, with many students and photography enthusiasts all keen to see images from my environmental work in China over the past few […]

20 September

New Multimedia Now Online – The Chinese Alligator: Species On The Brink

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Video

[vimeo width=”570″ height=”320″]https://vimeo.com/15090041[/vimeo] I’m happy to announce that my new multimedia piece for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is now online. ‘The Chinese Alligator: Species on the Brink” is a look at the plight of China’s only crocodilian species and the effects of decades of wetlands reclamation on population numbers. By combining stills, video, interviews […]

8 September

Qinghai’s Troubled Soul – Pulitzer Center #7

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 3 comments

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 […]

14 August

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

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography

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

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | 2 comments

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

Posted by Sean Gallagher in Editorial Photography | One comment

“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 […]