Adam first gained recognition for his work as a photojournalist on assignment for Time Magazine, The New York Times and National Geographic, capturing the U.S led war in Afghanistan. Since then, Adam’s career has taken him from documenting the plight of migrants in Mexico and female suicide bombers in Nigeria to the protests in Hong Kong and into the heart of Australia’s interior, with many worlds (and warzones) in between.
Says Sarah McGregor, Director of MADC Presents “Adam’s work has transplanted him to some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places, always in search of humankind’s most important, unique and untold stories. We can look forward to a night of these stories, and the stories behind them.”
With numerous awards and photographer of the year awards to his name, Ferguson’s 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 Cortana on the Move International Photography Festival in Italy.
Image by Adam Ferguson
Adam Ferguson (b.1978) first gained recognition for his work in 2009 when he embarked on a sustained survey of the U.S. led war in Afghanistan, working as a photojournalist on assignment for Time Magazine, The New York Times and National Geographic. In the years since he has worked internationally documenting the consequences of geopolitical conflicts on civilian populations, exploring narratives around identity and displacement.
Ferguson 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, the Moran Arts Foundation and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, among others.
In 2018 he 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 works he made with migrants on the US-Mexico border.
Ferguson’s 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 Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Cortona on the Move International Photography Festival in Italy.
He lives between New York City and Sydney, and is currently working on two monographs – a war diary about his time in Afghanistan and a contemporary portrait of Australia’s colonial legacy.