Sean Gallagher April 1, 2008Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in China.
From the series: Bye Bye Beijing
Sean Gallagher is a British Photojournalist, currently based in Beijing, China. His work focuses on highlighting various social and environmental issues throughout Asia, with specific emphasis on China. Gallagher has worked for various international clients including BBC News, The Globe and Mail (Canada), Die Zeit (Germany), The Ecologist (UK), Channel 7 News (Australia), NEED Magazine (US) and the British Journal of Photography. His work is represented by Grazia Neri and in January 2008 Sean was the first recipient for the David Allan Harvey prize for emerging photographers.
About the Photograph:
On every city street corner in Beijing, the city’s traditional alley- way and court yard based homes or Hutongs are being destroyed. The destruction of Hutongs has been taking place for a number of years, however since Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, the rate at which they are now being cleared has increased exponentially.