Shiho Fukada is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and photojournalist specialising in editorial and documentary projects. She has over a decade of experience shooting and producing stories nationally and internationally. She is passionate about telling under-reported stories both in video and photography.
Born in Japan, Shiho moved to New York after graduating from Sophia University in Tokyo with a BA in English Literature. While working in fashion and advertising in New York she discovered her passion for documentary photography and started her career as a news photographer. In 2008, she moved to Beijing where she worked for clients such as the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Stern and others. In 2011, she moved back to Japan to start working on her long-term multimedia project 'Japan's Disposable Workers', a four-part series on the plight of workers in contemporary Japan brought on by decades of economic stagnation and failed reforms.
Shiho received an Alicia Patterson Fellowship and a Grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to further her work. She has also received numerous awards including a World Press Photo Multimedia Award and the Visa d'or - Daily Press Award at the international photojournalism festival Visa pour l'Image held annually in Perpignan, France.
Shiho holds a diploma in Multimedia Journalism from Ateno de Manila University in the Philippines.
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The people feeling the pain of Japan's unforgiving job market