ADAM FERGUSON HAND A4 TAHIRIH MENDY

Born in Australia 1978, Ferguson is a freelance photojournalist currently working out of New Delhi, India. Ferguson graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Photography in 2004.

After graduating, he worked as a deckhand, sailing through the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean to fund the beginning of his photographic career.

New Delhi, India, where he photographed social tensions within the world's largest democracy. He travelled to Pakistan to capture the country's constant struggle with poverty and political insecurity

When in Pakistan, Ferguson was at a suicide bombing where he captured one of his best photos to date. While at the heart of the fire, he saw different explosions coming out from different buildings and different people being dragged out.

"It was one of those situations where you have to put fear aside and focus on the job at hand: to watch the situation and document it"
"I felt sad. People were congratulating me and there was a celebration over this intense tragedy that I had captured. I reconciled it by deciding that more people see a story when a photographer's work is decorated."

Ferguson first traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2008 on a self-funded trip. After his first experience there, he returned several more times embedded with U.S. Army units and on his own.

"The way war is unabashedly glorified in popular culture has never sat comfortably with me. But within this rejection of war was a deep, conflicted fascination with it."
"I started to stumble trying to assimilate the intensity of the things I was witnessing."

(2009) Selected, Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch

(2010) 1st Place Spot News, World Press Photo (Kabul Bombing, Afghanistan for The New York Times)

Professional Award, Australian Reportage Photo Festival (Afghanistan for Time)

Participant, 17th World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

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 Times)

Award of Excellence, Pictures of the Year International (Afghanistan for Time)

(2011) 1st Place News Story Multimedia, Pictures of the Year International (Witness to the Pity of War for Time)

(2014) Shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography

"Yes, making photographs is a way of life. As a photographer I’m personally invested in the work I create, so it’s hard to see it is a merely a job."
"But being a ‘war photographer’ is not a way of life for me. War is simply something that I have photographed .There has been a barrage of thought lately about this romantic notion of war correspondents and I don’t buy it."

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