Attendants stand in line after their duty to serve tea to delegates at the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), plenary session for NPC, in Beijing, China.
Shiho Fukada is a Japanese visual journalist who pursues stories both in photography and video. Currently based in Tokyo, Japan, she has extensive experience in shooting and reporting on stories nationally and internationally. She started her career in photojournalism after working in the fashion and advertising industry in New York. After working in the U.S. for nearly a decade, she brought her attention back to Asia and moved to Beijing, contributing regularly to major news organizations. Her work covering the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China received the Grand Prize of Photo of the Year from Editor & Publisher Magazine and was recognized by UNICEF Photo of the Year. Her coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 received The Visa d’or – Daily Press Award at Visa pour l’Image Perpignan and The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards/News photography award. Moving into multi-media journalism, her work “Japan’s Disposable Workers,” depicting Japanese workers’ plight during the decades of economic stagnation, received a World Press Photo’s multimedia award and was nominated for an Emmy (2015). Her photographic reporting on Japanese female seniors in incarceration received The Feature Photography Award by the Overseas Press Club of America (2019). She has expanded her visual storytelling to filmmaking, and her short documentary films have been shown at various film festivals and recognized by the Webby Awards and Telly Awards (2020). She is a recipient of the Alicia Patterson Fellowship and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists from the International Women’s Media Foundation.