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Photographing Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau

Photojournalist Sean Gallagher discusses his recent work on the Tibetan Plateau. He shares his thoughts on how he conceptualized his project, its evolution and how he executed it in the field, discussing some of the challenges he faced. His project, "Meltdown: Climate Change and Environmental Degradation on the Tibetan Plateau," looks at issues such as melting glaciers, grassland degradation, desertification, mining and the disappearance of Tibetan culture.