Adam Ferguson was born in Australia in 1978. He completed a Bachelor of Photography at Australia’s Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and it was there that he developed an interest in visual storytelling and the relevance of photography in shaping our opinions about social phenomenon.
After graduating in 2004, Adam became a sailor, traveling through the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean to fund his photographic career. In 2006, he moved to Paris to intern with VII Photo Agency and later worked as an assistant to VII founder and member Gary Knight.
From 2007 to 2011, Adam lived in New Delhi, India, where he documented social tensions within the world's largest democracy. He traveled to Pakistan to capture the country grappling with poverty and political insecurity and he embarked on his most in-depth photographic project: an exploration into the corners of the U.S.-led military occupation of Afghanistan.
Adam has received numerous honours for his work, including awards from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, and he is a regular contributor to Time Magazine, National Geographic and The New York Times. His photographs have been published internationally by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Stern, The Financial Times Magazine and Human Rights Watch, among others.
Adam became a member of VII Photo Agency in 2011 and is currently based in Bangkok.
2011 - 1st Place News Story Multimedia, Pictures of the Year International (Witness to the Pity of War, Afghanistan, for TIME)
2010 – 1st Place Spot News, World Press Photo (Kabul bombing, Afghanistan, for The New York Times)
2010 - Professional Award, Australian Reportage Photo Festival (America at War, Afghanistan, for TIME)
2010 - Participant, 17th World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2010 - Photojournalism Award, Photo District News Photo Annual (Afghanistan, for TIME)
2010 – 1st Prize News Picture Story, Pictures of the Year International (Afghan Elections, freelance)
2010 – 3rd Prize Spot News, Pictures of the Year International (Kabul bombing, Afghanistan, for The New York Times)
2010 – Award of Excellence, Pictures of the Year International (US Troops in Afghanistan, for TIME)
2009 - Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch