Covering the Climate Crisis from China, with Sean Gallagher

August 22, 2023
09:00–10:15AM EST
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Aerial view of burning land near the Phnom Tnout Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, in Songkom Thmey District, Preah Vihear Province, northern Cambodia. During the dry season between January to March, hundreds of fires continually rage across the country. Land is burnt by farmers, loggers and local people looking to either capture wildlife or clear land for agriculture. Cambodia has one of the world's fastest rates of deforestation and it is estimated only 3% of primary forest is now left. Photograph by Sean Gallagher.

How should the climate crisis be reported? What issues in Asia are central to coverage of the climate crisis? And what is it like covering the crisis from China?

In this event, David Campbell will discuss these questions and more with one of the most experienced visual journalists on the climate beat, Sean Gallagher.


Sean Gallagher is a British photographer and filmmaker who has been based in Asia–primarily China–since 2006. His work focuses on environmental issues, specifically stories surrounding the climate crisis. He collaborates with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and his work has been featured with some of the world’s leading news publications, including National Geographic, CNN, the BBC, The Guardian, and Smithsonian Magazine. Gallagher was made a Fellow of the UK Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in 2014 for his work documenting environmental issues in Asia.

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