Pulitzer Center Update

'Japan's Disposable Workers' Wins PDN Video Award

Shiho Fukada presenting at World Press Photo ceremony. Netherlands, 2015.

Shiho Fukada's "Japan's Disposable Workers" project received Photo District News 2015 Video Award.

A Japanese photojournalist based between Tokyo and New York, Fukada undertook for her Pulitzer Center-supported project an examination into the lives of Japan's so-called disposable workers to illustrate the global economic crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.

Fukada's documentary also was a Vimeo staff pick. She won 3rd Prize Long Feature in the World Press Photo's 2015 Multimedia Contest for "Net Cafe Refugees," a chapter from "Japan's Disposable Workers," her multimedia documentary supported by the Pulitzer Center and MediaStorm.