Adam Ferguson (b.1978) was born and grew up in regional New South Wales, Australia before studying photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Upon graduating Ferguson received a Griffith University Peace Scholarship involving him in his first international assignment in Cambodia. After freelancing in Mexico, he travelled from port to port as crew on a sailboat to fund the start of his photographic career. From 2007 to 2010 Ferguson based himself in New Delhi, India and developed an uncompromising body of work that explores the social and political complexities of South Asia. Of particular note is his sustained survey of the US-led military occupation of Afghanistan, where he continues to work. Since that time he has also worked in Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Greece, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt and Australia, among others. While having a career emphasis on the impact of geopolitics, Ferguson is a visual storyteller that works across artistic, photojournalistic and commercial spheres. He lives in New York and is working on two monographs: a war diary of his time in Afghanistan and a critique of contemporary regional Australian identity. Partial client and publication list: TIME Magazine, Wired, The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Monacle, Rolling Stone, ESPN Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, Stern, Bloomberg Businessweek, Human Rights Watch and Photo District News. Education: Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia.
Traveling across Australia’s vast interior, our photojournalist found a land that defied easy explanations, a remote expanse filled with meaning.