In The Picture: Afghanistan with Adam Ferguson
Adam Ferguson, an up and coming star in the world of photojournalism, will be speaking at the Frontline Club about his work in Afghanistan, his successes to date and his plans for the future. His photograph of the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Kabul won him first prize in the Spot News category at the World Press Photo Awards this year.
Ferguson’s success in 2010 has not stopped there: he received three Pictures of the Year International awards and was selected to participate in the 17th World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
His work has been published internationally by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times Magazine, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch, among others. His coverage of the Afghan elections and troops in Korengal valley has won him critical acclaim and by joining the VII Mentor Program, Ferguson has had a chance to learn from those at the pinnacle of their careers in photojournalism, before being accepted into the VII Network.
The event will be moderated by Simon Robinson, Thomson Reuters’ Enterprise Editor for Europe the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Reuters earlier this year, Robinson worked for Time magazine, first as a correspondent reporting from over 50 countries and later as editor of the Atlantic edition of Time magazine and the London based editor for Time.com.