Adam Ferguson was born and grew up in regional New South Wales, Australia before receiving his Bachelor of Photography from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2004. After graduating he travelled from port to port throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean as crew on a sailboat to fund the launch of his photographic career. Adam first gained recognition for his work in 2009 when he embarked on a sustained survey of the US-led war in Afghanistan. Since that time, he has worked internationally with a focus on conflict, contributing to The New York Times, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, amongst others. Over the years he has been the recipient of multiple awards from Photo District News, American Photography, World Press Photo, and Pictures of the Year International. His work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and is working on two monographs: a war diary of his time in Afghanistan and a critique of contemporary regional Australian identity.