Adam Dean

Bangkok, Thailand


British, 1977

Adam Dean is a freelance photographer based between Bangkok and Beijing.
He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. Other editorial clients include The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Stern, Smithsonian Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine. He also works with UNICEF, UNHCR and other non-governmental organisations.

In 2011 he was selected as one of Photo District News' 30 emerging photographers and was the recipient of The Sony Emerging Photographer Award. He has won first place prizes from Pictures of the Year International (POYI), NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Prix International de la Photographie as well as multiple awards from Days Japan Photojournalism Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, PDN Annual and The Press Photographer’s Year. His work has been shown at Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan and exhibited worldwide.

Adam also lecturers on the MA International Multimedia Journalism course run jointly by Bolton University and Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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Critics say that most of these extrajudicial killings are of small time users and dealers, with the bigger suppliers still protected by the corruption that the new regime was supposed to end.

The panda is much more than just an iconic animal associated with China, instantly recognisable by its distinctive black fur patches around its eyes and ears.

With its mushrooming cities, power-hungry heavy industry and steadily, if less rapidly, growing economy, China’s demand for power appears unstoppable.

The South China Sea is one of the most important maritime environments in the world.

While conflict diamonds have made their way into the news headlines and become the target of high profile campaigns to ban their use, the jade industry has largely escaped such scrutiny.

The resourcefulness needed to live a life of such insecurity is on full display here.

Soon after dawn, Win Myint Oo starts a generator and squats on a bamboo platform suspended under a 40-foot, jury-rigged derrick made out of three steel poles and bamboo struts lashed together with rope.

Thailand’s huge commercial fleet which caught $ 190 million worth of fish last year for export to the United States, is at the centre of a brutal and growing forced labour crisis that has been aggravated by large numbers of illegal migrant labourers fleeing their homes in Burma.

Burma’s Muslim Rohingya have been persecuted for decades.

The mining of jade, another of Myanmar’s resources that is particularly prized in its giant neighbour China, is not illegal, unlike poppy cultivation.

His life story is extraordinary by any standard, offering the perfect rags to riches biography which so many aspiring musicians dream of.

The great cities of the coastal rim have long been plagued by blinding smog that has caused major airports to be closed and brought real economic harm with multinationals struggling to attract expat employees to move to China.

In a year of extreme weather, the Typhoon that hit the east coast of the Philippines on 7 November 2013 still surprised meteorologists with its sheer ferocity and speed.

Freed from political control under the country’s long serving military junta, Burma’s new 969 movement headed by U Wirathu, a firebrand Buddhist monk, is stoking sectarian tensions at a volatile time in the country’s history.

Ethnic clashes on the streets of Urumqi.

The Afghan war that began on October 7, 2001 shows no sign of ending soon and has already lasted longer than both World Wars.