Resource April 25, 2014

Meet the Journalist: Sean Gallagher


Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2013.

Pollution in India is a hidden problem with catastrophic consequences affecting rural and urban...

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Women stand on top of the Dhapa landfill, the destination for much of Kolkata's solid waste over the past 30 years. It is estimated that only 10 percent of Kolkata's waste is recycled, contributing to the growing problem of waste that is sitting just a couple of kilometers from the city's downtown area. Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2013.

In his latest project "Toxic Development: Pollution in India," Sean Gallagher talks about his experiences documenting health and environmental issues related to pollution.

Sean is a British environmental photojournalist, videographer and multimedia producer whose work focuses on highlighting environmental issues and crises, with a specific emphasis on developing nations in Asia including China, India and Indonesia.

"Toxic Development: Pollution in India" documents the pollution crisis in rural and urban areas, focusing on the environmental and social impacts of three of India's most under-reported but leading causes of pollution: chromium contamination from tanneries along the Ganges river, pollution from e-waste in Kolkata and pesticide poisoning in the agricultural Punjab region, in northwest India.


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