In April of 2009, British photojournalist and Sean Gallagher was awarded a travel grant from the prestigious Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to photograph ‘China’s Growing Sands’, a multi-layered investigation into China’s current battle against desertification. Travelling 4000km overland on China’s ‘desertification train’ through Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu and Xinjiang provinces, this will be the first time a selection of Gallagher’s images from this journey have been exhibited in mainland China. At 6 pm, Gallagher will give a brief introduction to the exhibition, including a description of the Pulitzer-sponsored project.
DATE: Saturday, July 4 2009.
VENUE: Cafe Zarah. Gulou Dongdajie No.42, Dongcheng District. Beijing. http://cafezarah.com
ENTRANCE: Free to FCCC members and non-members. FCCC members enjoy 20% off a wide selection of drinks on presentation of membership card.
SPEAKER: Sean Gallagher, China based Photojournalist and FCCC member
Sean Gallagher is a British photojournalist, based in China for the past 3 years. Graduating in Zoology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England, he subsequently changed career direction into photography. His most recent work has specialised in social and environmental issues in Asia, with specific emphasis on China. His recent photographic achievements include: Recipient of travel grant from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (2009). First recipient of the David Alan Harvey Fund for Emerging Photographers (2008). Sponsorship recipient from FujiFilmUK to continue documentary work in China (2006).