Working under the name Elsadawie, Akram Adem discovered his passion for travel and photography later in life. Born in Libya in 1980, he graduated from university with a degree in IT engineering. Photography began for him as a hobby, until the 2011 revolution in Libya inspired Adem to begin documenting the changes taking place in his country. It was then that he began selling his work through multilingual citizen journalism wire feed Demotix, becoming a member of the Demotix Photojournalism Agency in 2011.
Along with documenting his travels and adventures, he now takes special assignments from The Sunday Telegraph, working with high-profile British journalists like Andrew Gilligan and Nick Meo. His goal is to continue learning and to unlock his third eye through his lens, ultimately letting his pictures speak for themselves.