About J. Adam
With a keen attention to detail and passion for finding out what is true, I work to pinpoint the essence of contemporary issues and present my vision in compelling ways.
Over the years I have collaborated with numerous international publications and humanitarian organizations including The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, COLORS Magazine, ELLE, Der Spiegel, the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), Unitus, and Water.org.
My photographic work has been exhibited around the world in venues which include Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Triennale di Milano (Milan), and the Shanghai Art Museum, and I have also been fortunate to be honored with several awards over my career, including a scholarship to FABRICA in 2006, a Human Rights Press Award in 2008, and a Fellowship from the TED Conferences in 2009.
So far, my work has taken me into more than 20 countries across five continents, and I currently lives a nomadic life with my wife, Anita, and our son, Tian.
TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TEDIndia 2009
Areas of Expertise
Empathy, Reason, Observation, Learning , imagination, Problem Solving, Photography, Journalism, Magic
I'm passionate about
The power of any medium to capture and influence another's imagination with stories that illuminate and celebrate our common humanity rather than our petty differences.
People don't know I'm good at
Driving vehicles with two wheels on India's urban and rural roads, speaking Tibetan, figure skating.
My TED story
I became a TED Fellow in 2009 for the TED INDIA Conference and I promise to add more to this section soon.