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Pulitzer Center Photojournalist to Speak

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting photojournalist Sean Gallagher

On October 29, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting photojournalist Sean Gallagher will speak to Bill Gentile’s Foreign Correspondence (12:45 - 2 p.m.), and Photojournalism (3:35 - 4:50 p.m.) classes.  Both classes are held in Mary Graydon 303A, and students or faculty are welcome to attend.

More about Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher is a British photographer, currently based in China. Graduating in Zoology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England in 2002, he subsequently changed career direction into photography. To date he has lived and worked across the world, spending extended periods of time in locations as diverse as Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, China, the United Arab Emirates and various European nations. His work specializes on reporting social and environmental issues in Asia, with specific emphasis on China. He was the first recipient of the David Alan Harvey Fund for Emerging Photographers (2008), received sponsorship from FujiFilm UK (2006) and during 2004-2005 he was selected to undertake a one-year paid internship at the prestigious photojournalism agency Magnum Photos, among other awards. His work has been published internationally, in print and online, in leading publications, and exhibited worldwide.

Gallagher’s reporting project with the Pulitzer Center on desertification in China features stunning images and his work has been recognized internationally.  "Desertification in northern and western China is increasing year on year, fuelled by a combination of nationwide drought, improper use of land and global climate change."

Sean's work is also featured at the recently-launched Climate Change: Heat of the Moment portal at the award-winning Pulitzer Gateway Web site.

More of Gallagher’s Work:
Air Pollution in Beijing
Out in the Cold: Homeless in Mongolia
Love is Blind