Shiho Fukada is a filmmaker and photojournalist, producing and shooting underreported stories in video and photography.
She worked in advertising and fashion industry in New York before pursuing her career as a photographer. After living in the U.S. over the last decade, she brought her attention back to her home country of Japan.
Her multimedia work “Japan’s Disposable Workers”, depicting the plight of Japanese workers during the periods of economic stagnation, received a World Press Photo Multimedia award and was nominated for an Emmy. Other recognitions include The Visa d’Or – Daily Press award at Visa pour l’Image Perpignan, PDN Storytellers’ Grand Prize, The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards, Best of Photojournalism, and Days Japan International Photojournalism Award. She is also a recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, the Alicia Patterson Fellowship, and The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, International Women’s Media Foundation.
She has a BA in English Literature from Sophia University in Tokyo and a diploma in Multimedia Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.