Adam Ferguson (b.1978) grew up in New South Wales, Australia. He completed a
Bachelor of Photography at Australia's Griffith University in 2004 and worked on the
editorial board of Griffith’s Australian Photojournalist magazine. After working as a sailor in the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean to
fund the launch of his photographic career, he moved to Paris to intern with VII
Photo Agency in 2006.
Based in New Delhi from 2007 to 2011, Adam documented social tensions within the
world’s largest democracy and Pakistan as it grappled with poverty and political
insecurity. During his time based in South Asia he embarked on his most in-depth
photographic project; an exploration into the corners of the US led military
occupation of Afghanistan.
Adam has been honored with some of the most coveted awards in photojournalism and
his photographs have been published internationally by Time Magazine, The New York
Times, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, The Financial Times
Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch, among others.
Adam was invited to join the VII Mentor Program in 2009 and then became a member of
VII Photo Agency in 2011.
He 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
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 Magazine)
2009 - Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch