Studying photojournalism in the 80s enabled Adam Hinton to combine his two passions, photography and politics. He would take photos at the demonstrations he went to: anti-apartheid, anti-nuclear, the miners’ strike, the picket lines at Wapping, aiming to demonstrate how each action has a reaction, and that nothing is without cause or response. As time has gone by, he has moved away from the more traditional reportage image to work in a way he feels to be more fluid and spontaneous.
Adam’s work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the Photographer’s Gallery. He has published two photo books: MS-13, (2015) a portrait of members of the gang La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) incarcerated at a maximum security prison in El Salvador and Shibuya (2012) images of commuters during the morning and evening rush hours in Tokyo's Shibuya station.