Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 August 2020

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the third installation in our new video series Photojournalism Now: In Conversation is now live.

In this video Alison Stieven-Taylor interviews Beijing-based, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher about how Covid-19 has impacted his work. They also discuss his latest project Cambodia Burning and look at how Sean is using a wide range of approaches to convey important stories about climate change.

A couple on a motorbike pass through the narrowest point of Fongafale island in the Funafuti atoll. On the left side is the Pacific Ocean and on the right side in the lagoon at the centre of the Funafuti atoll. The coral island atoll nation has been identified as one of the world’s most vulnerable islands to climate change. Funafuti, Tuvalu. March, 2019 (C) Sean Gallagher

View the other videos in the Photojournalism Now: In Conversation series with visual journalist and activist, Robin Hammond and Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer  

New videos are posted monthly.

You can check out some of Sean’s images below. The video interview features more images and a selection of Sean’s filmmaking and drone work also.

TA fishing boat lies in a colourful small river that has formed in the lower reaches of the Yellow River estuary which marks the southernmost boundary of Bohai Bay. Shandong province, China. 2019 (C) Sean Gallagher
An ant walks along the scar on a freshly cut tree near the Phnom Tnout Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, in northern Cambodia. The South East Asian country has one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world and it is estimated only 3% of primary forest is left throughout the country. Forest clearance is fuelled by demand for agricultural land and high value species of tree for the Asian furniture market (C) Sean Gallagher
An elderly Tibetan monk walks along a trail which runs around a mountain near Lhasa, on top of which sits Ganden monastery. Pilgrims walk this trail around the sacred mountain which often narrows to no more than a foot wide at some points (C) Sean Gallagher

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