Who is Adam Ferguson?
Adam Ferguson, born in Australia in 1978, is an Australian freelance photojournalist currently working out of New Delhi, India. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. In August 2009, he accompanied the Apache company to establish a combat-operations post in the Tangi Valley near Kabul, Afghanistan.
Ferguson was born and grew up in New South Wales, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Photography from Griffith University in 2004 and two years later was an intern at VII. In May 2010 he was elected to the VII Network.
Ferguson visited Churachandpur District in India's troubled north east twice in 2007 as a HIV program officer, where media access for foreign journalists is usually restricted, with an NGO working with injecting drug users. Meeting youth battling heroin addiction on the streets and in rehabilitation centres, people living with HIV contracted through drug use, and families struggling internally with members using heroin, he documented the lives devastated by Manipur's heroin trade. Ferguson exhibited "Heroin in Manipur" at FotoFreo in 2008. Ferguson won the first prize in the spot news singles category of the World Press Photo Awards 2010 for a photograph taken after a suicide bombing in Kabul.
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