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Running-up 2007

Adam Dean

Mongolian child poverty


Uyanga, 12, keeps warm by the stove in her family’s ger (tent) provided by Save The Children in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Monday, March 5, 2007. Uyanga lives with her alcohol unemployed mother and seven siblings who go out to work for food. Child poverty is a major issue in Mongolia, often forcing neglected vulnerable children to fend for themselves on the streets.


Adam Dean is a freelance photographer based in Bangkok and represented by Panos Pictures.

He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, TIME Magazine, and National Geographic Magazine and has worked on assignments for The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times Magazine, and The Telegraph Magazine.

In 2018 he won the George Polk Award for Photography for his work on the Rohingya crisis with Tomas Munita and received Pictures of The Year International (POYI) Photographer of The Year recognitions in 2018 and 2017. In 2011 he was selected as one of PDN’s 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 the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan and exhibited worldwide.

He is also a guest lecturer on the MA International Multimedia Journalism course run jointly by Bolton University and Beijing Foreign Studies University.