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Shiho Fukada Shares What Inspires Her at Photoville 2018

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Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior. In the vast majoriy of those cases, the women were found guilty of shoplifting.  Image by Shiho Fukada.

Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior. In the vast majoriy of those cases, the women were found guilty of shoplifting.  Image by Shiho Fukada.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 6:00PM
Under the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park
60 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Pulitzer Center grantee Shiho Fukada discusses her photographs and considers what inspires her work as part of Photoville 2018's 'Inspired Live' talk.  

Fukada shares the stage with nine other Photoville artists. The session is inspired by PechaKucha presentations. Each speaker selects 15 images. Those images remain on the screen for 20 seconds each, "creating a dynamic 6-minute presentation. What inspires their work? A person, place, idea or object?," according to the session organizers.

The 2018 Photoville Pulitzer Center exhibition, "Nowhere Left but Here," features Fukada's work focused on aging in Japan. Japan’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate, and with this demographic change is coming an unexpected new problem: senior crime. One in five women in Japanese prisons is a senior. In her photographs, Shiho Fukada explores these women’s lives and the choices loneliness has driven them to make.

Fukada is an Emmy-nominated visual journalist, who has a decade of experience shooting and producing stories nationally and internationally for publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, among others. She currently pursues underreported stories both in video and photography, focusing on the disenfranchised and marginalized in Asia.

Fukada is one of several Pulitzer Center-supported photographers who are participating in Photoville 2018 in New York City.