Pulitzer Center Update

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News about individual Pulitzer Center grantee projects.

Buy a Photo, Plant a Poplar

Award-winning, Beijing-based photojournalist Sean Gallagher has announced his effort to support the Million Tree Project through sales of his desertification photographs.Thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Sean recently traveled to several of China's desertified areas to understand the problems and implications of desertification through photographs and interviews.

Ten percent of all proceeds will help Shanghai Roots & Shoots slow desertification and revitalize the lost land of Kulun Qi, Inner Mongolia through its Million Tree Project.

Sean Gallagher at British Chamber of Commerce in China

Sean Gallagher has been invited to share his project on desertification with the British Chamber of Commerce in China this September.

Their event announcement:

Join us at this month's Speakers' Corner where award winning photographer Sean Gallagher will be showcasing his latest work "China's Growing Sands", a project highlighting desertification in China sponsored by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

In Focus: Foreign assistance in East Africa

The New York Times today covered East Africa's biggest new development: Plans are underway for construction of what will become the region's largest port in Lamu, Kenya. Promising swift growth for Lamu, a U.N. World Heritage site possessing rare traditional Swahili charm, the port will likely jump-start lagging regional economic development. But the boost may come at steep costs to environmental and cultural preservation.

LiveHopeLove.com featured in SubmarineChannel's top 10 web documentaries

"Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica" is featured in a list of the top 10 web documentaries according to SubmarineChannel, a visual culture platform in Amsterdam. SubmarineChannel calls "Hope" a "beautifully-designed reporting project by poet and writer Kwame Dawes sharing testimonies from Jamaican HIV victims, with cross-media contributions pulled together in a dramatically filmic visual style."

Sean Gallagher's "China's Growing Sands" featured on NYT Photography Blog

Sean Gallagher tasted sand as he focused his camera lens on a masked man who had emerged suddenly from the bright orange cloud that enveloped both of them. Unable to see more than a few yards in front of himself, Mr. Gallagher pressed the shutter and the man disappeared into the sandstorm, as if he had been an apparition.

Claiming a voice in Copenhagen?

Pulitzer Center Student Fellow and environmental journalist Sara Peach travels to Copenhagen in December to cover the COP15 UN climate negotiations.

Introducing "Bangladesh: Easy Like Water"

Glenn Baker and Stephen Sapienza are in Copenhagen to cover the COP15 talk after documenting rising sea levels in Bangladesh. Follow them as they report on the meetings and the Bangladeshi delegation's efforts to draw attention to the real and present outcomes of unchecked climate change.