Ferguson visited Churachandpur District in India's troubled north east twice in 2007 as a HIV program officer, where media access for foreign journalists is usually restricted, with an NGO working with injecting drug users. Meeting youth battling heroin addiction on the streets and in rehabilitation centers, people living with HIV contracted through drug use, and families struggling internally with members using heroin, he documented the lives devastated by Manipur's heroin trade.Ferguson exhibited "Heroin in Manipur" at FotoFreo (Fremantle) in 2008. Ferguson won the first prize in the spot news singles category of the World Press Photo Awards 2010 for a photograph taken after a suicide bombing in Kabul.">
Six years of war photography from Afghanistan — plus a soul-searching interview with the photographer about the multifaceted nature of photojournalism in conflict zones.