Adam Ferguson’s work is grounded in intimate, humanistic storytelling. He began his career as a photojournalist covering the U.S led war in Afghanistan and worked for over a decade on assignment in conflict zones for Time magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
Adam has been the recipient of multiple awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, American Photography, Photo District News, The Overseas Press Club of America, Columbia University in New York, and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, among others. In 2018 Ferguson was named Photographer of the Year by Photo District News, Freelance Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International and nominated for World Press Photo of the Year. In 2022 the World Photography Organization awarded him the prestigious Photographer of the Year prize for a series of collaborative portraits he made with migrants on the US-Mexico border.
His work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Cortona on the Move International Photography Festival in Italy, among others. He is the recipient of awards from World Press Photo, New York’s Columbia University, Pictures of the Year International, American Photography, Photo District News, The Overseas Press Club of America, and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
Adam completed a bachelor’s degree in photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts research candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology School of Art. He’s currently living on Gadigal country (Sydney), Australia.