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Sean Gallagher is a British photographer and filmmaker who has been based in Asia for nearly a decade.

His work focuses on highlighting environmental issues and crises, with a specific emphasis on developing nations in Asia including China, India and Indonesia.

Graduating in zoology from university in the UK, his background in science has led to his desire to communicate important global ecological issues through visual storytelling.

His recent work on environmental issues in China was acknowledged as "some of the most striking images on display at [the] Copenhagen climate change conference,” by the BBC World Service.

He is a six-time recipient of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting travel grants and his work has received distinctions from the Earth Journalism Awards, Press Photographer’s Year Awards and Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition.

His work has been published internationally, appearing in Newsweek Magazine, TIME, CNN, The New York Times, National Geographic News, The Atlantic and BBC News.

He is represented by National Geographic Creative.