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.
After graduating, Adam worked as a deckhand, sailing through the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean to fund the beginning of his photographic career. In 2006 he moved to Paris to intern with VII Photo Agency.
From 2007 to 2011, Adam lived in New Delhi, India, where he photographed social tensions within the world’s largest democracy. He travelled 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.
He has received numerous honors 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.
Ferguson was a member of the VII Photo Agency from 2008 to 2014 before choosing to work independently.
He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Client and publication list:
Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, Stern, Human Rights Watch, The Independent, Photo District News.
Awards and honours:
2014 – Shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography
2011 – 1st Place News Story Multimedia, Pictures of the Year International (Witness to the Pity of War 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 (Afghanistan for TIME)
2010 – Participant, 17th World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2010 – Photo District News Photo Annual (Afghanistan for TIME)
2010 – 1st Prize News Picture Story, Pictures of the Year International (Afghanistan)
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 (Afghanistan for TIME)
2009 – Selected, Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch
Main Solo Exhibitions:
2013 – Iraq’s Legacy, Reportage Festival of Documentary Photography, Sydney, Australia.
Main Group Exhibitions:
2012 – WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles and Brooklyn Museum, New York.
2009 – World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston