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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In recent years Burma, long a byword for political repression and brutal military rule, has emerged from its half century of isolation and become the playground of growing numbers of foreign tourists and companies from around the world sniffing opportunities in an untapped market.