Bio

Jake Price is a producer, director, immersive doc creator and educator.  Jake's films and immersive media convey intimate and poignant stories of the human spirit in demanding times with a focus on how climate change threatens our cultural and ecological systems that have  been developed over a millennia.

His films have screened across the globe including, The New York Film Festival and have been awarded top honors at World Press Photo Foundation.

His photographic work appears in The New York Times, TIME, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Orion Magazine, Newsweek, Le Monde II and others throughout the world.

His grants and fellowships include, POV, The Economnic Hardship Reporting Project and  is an Ochberg Fellow at Columbia Universities’ Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Jake holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston and teaches Visual Narratives at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University as an adjunct professor.

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Presentations and Lectures 

 

2022-Guest Lecturer, Clara Barton High School for Health Professions

2022-Guest Lecturer, Clara Barton High School for Health Professions. 

2021-Guest Lecturer, Stony Brook University, Department of Art,  "In Process Critique"

2021-Speaker, IPPO x 365 x 10 :10, 10 Years From the Triple Disaster-a response to the “Global PechaKucha Night- Inspire Japan” of 2011. 

2021-Presenter,  Compassion film festival

2020-Speaker, ArchiPicnic-, Fukushima at 10: What have we learned?  

2020-Presenter, College of the Holy Cross, The Seeds of an Uncertain Land & agroecology in Puerto Rico 

2019-Presenter, Saint John the Divine Remembering Fukushima: Speaker & artist, An evening with Eiko Otake, Jake Price, and Ralph Samuelson 

2018-Presenter, Saint John the Divine: Art and Conversation at the Cathedral Photography and poetry’s role in coping with loss in Fukushima. 

2018-Guest Lecturer, Turin Italy-Masterclass in Visual Storytelling in collaboration with International Center of Photography and curated by Alison Morley

2018 Speaker, Magnum Foundation/Open Society Foundation/Aperture Gallery- Photography, Expanded: The Story of Data: Visualization, Mapping, and Photography Moderated by Stephen Mayes 

2017, Speaker The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversations with Eiko

2016-Guest Lecturer, Bard College A symposium on art, politics, culture and the Environment in Asia, "The Work of Photography Across Shifting Topographies"

2016-Speaker, Teachers College, Columbia University The Invisible Season: An Exclusive First Screening and post film discussion 

2014-Speaker, New York Film Festival: The Invisible Season premiere & post film discussion.

2014-Speaker, Consortium for Japan Relief March 2014 Symposium “Fukushima Three Years Later: “Staying Behind, Moving Forward” 

2017-Guest Lecturer, The College of the Environment at Wesleyan University- A 3 day series of presentations to film and art students culminating with the main exhaustive presentation: Stories from the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Legacy of Fukushima 

2018-Guest Lecturer, NYU Cinema Studies/Tisch School of the Arts: How immersive story telling & long projects. 

2015- Guest Lecturer, Knight Foundation workshop/FilmGate Miami Creative ways to cope with future climate events at home.   

2015-Speaker, Filmgate Miami-Moderated by National Geographic’s James Wellford: how rising sea levels threaten nuclear facilities in coastal states. 

2015-Speaker, Columbia University / Barnard College "Long Term Health Issues in Fukushima, A Case Study" 

2016-Speaker, MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative-Presentation with professor Shun Kanda on MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative  

2013-Speaker, IPPO x 365 x 2 - Reflections on the Japanese Front 

2014-Presenter StoryCode-Presenting  UknownSpring 

2014-Speaker, Köprüaltı-Moderated by James Wellford a panel on the Gezi Park demonstrations. 

2013-Presenter, Filmgate: Presenting the prototype for The Invisible Season. 

2012-Speaker, Columbia University / Barnard College in New York/ Japanese Medical Society of America: “The Great East Japan Earthquake: Creative Responses & Social Imagination.” 

2013-Presenter, World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam-Presentation of the award-winning Unknown Spring  

2012-Presenter, Bursa FotoFest, Turkey

2012-Presenter, Spazio Labo, Bologna Italy-Presentation of Unknown Spring 

2011-Pechakucha: New York #11: Dimensions of the New City 

Interviews & Press 

 

2011-Present: An exhaustive and visualized list of exhibits, press & published works for The Invisible Season 

Filmmaker Magazine interview: “Unknown Spring is both a chronicle of and testament to the Japanese people’s resilience and humanity in the face of unspeakable odds.” 

Filmmaker: “The Biggest Challenge was Working Amidst the Radiation”: Jake Price on The Invisible Season 

Wildsound: Interview with Filmmaker Jake Price (The Seeds Of An Uncertain Land)

2014-The Invisible Season featured on I-Docs: POV Delivers a Revolutionary Approach to Storytelling with Six New Interactive Documentary Shorts 

2018 The case for video content - On Think Tanks 

POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A With the Creator of 'Fukushima: The Invisible Season' 

Chronogram Interview: 

Kino-eye interview:  

Oceanic Global: An Interview on the convergence of art, photojournalism, cinema and emerging technologies 

Reading the Pictures: Jake Price in Japan: The Road Back

PDN: Tsunami’s Toxic Legacy 

Indiewire: What’s the Future of Storytelling? ‘Unknown Spring’ Provides Some Answers 

PRI, The World

Columbia University: Year of Water 

Orion Magazine & Verve Photo: Interview with Jake Price 

BBC: Pictures from Japan

TIME Magazine: Reflections on Hurricane Katrina 10 Years After  

Exhibits 

2022-The Invisible Season joins Stony Brook University permanent library collection

2016 The Invisible Season, Filmgate, Miami, Florida, Immersive media exhibit

2016- Eyes on Main Street, Second Edition, Wilson, North Carolina, group photography exhibit 

2015 The Invisible Season, New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York Immersive media exhibit

2015 Köprüaltı/Under the Bridge, Photoville, Brooklyn New York – 2 person photography exhibit with Emine Gozde Sevim, Curated by James Wellford 

2014-Present Before the fall: George Bush on Ellis Island, The 9/11 Memorial Museum, permanent photography exhibition

2013-Lines Aligned Photographic Stories from 13 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, Bali, Indonesia curated by Barbara Stauss, group immersive media exhibit

2013-Laatikkomo Project, a nomadic photo exhibit based out of Jyväskylä, Finland, group photography exhibit

2012 -和 [Wa]-Tokyo/New York, group photography exhibit
2012 The Recovery of Memory, Bursa International Photo Festival, Bursa, Turkey-Solo Photography Exhibit 

2011-Japan Now, Fovea Gallery Tokyo, Beacon, NY, group photography exhibit

2011-企画展「IMAGES of TOHOKU」 Zen Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, group photography exhibit

2006-2012 Seen UnSeen Presents, Bubble Lounge, New York, group photography projections

2007-Iraq Refugee Stories: In their own words online exhibit, online exhibit, group photographic exhibit

2002-Surviving Kosovo, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, solo photography exhibit  

2002-Surviving Kosovo, Alliance Françias, New York, solo photography exhibit  

2002-Access to Essential Medicines, Doctors Without Borders Traveling exhibit

2001 Here is New York, A Democracy of Photographs, 114 Prince Street, New York, group photography exhibit 

2000-Annual Group Show, Leica Gallery, New York, group photography exhibit 

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Residencies 

 

2023-Residency: Surf Point Foundation, Pennacook, Wabanaki Confederacy, and Abenaki/Abenaquis tribal nations’ original homelands, Maine 

2022-Residency: La Lucarne - résidence d'artistes à Langeac, Langeac, France

2022-Cranford Film Festival, The Seeds of an Uncertain Land, Best of Fest 

2021-Portland Film Festival- The Invisible Season, Official Selection 

2021-Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival, The Seeds of an Uncertain Land, First Place—Best Score 

2021-Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival, The Seeds of an Uncertain Land,  First Place Best Sound 

2021-International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, The Seeds of an Uncertain Land Honorable mention  

2020- Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grant recipient for The New York Farmers Responding to Food Insecurity 

2020-Economninc Hardship Reporting Project: Emergency grant 

2020- American Documentary: AMDOC Emergency grant for filmmakers 

2018-Ochberg Fellowship: Dart Center for Trauma and Journalism 

2017-Magnum Foundation: Photography Expanded official participant  

2014-POV Grant recipient for The Invisible Season 

2014-Official Selection, New York Film Festival, The Invisible Season 

2014- Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grant recipient for America’s Fading Main Streets 

2014 - Webby Award Nomination for The Invisible Season

2013-POV-The Invisible Season: Official selection of POV hackathon 

2013-World Press Photo Foundation Award for Unknown Spring 

Teaching 

2017-present Adjunct Professor: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism,

2016-2019-Professor, International Center of Photography 

Published Photography

2022

 

El Correo: Jeff Koons portraits for the 25th anniversary of The Guggenheim, Bilbao

Civil Eats: The Next Generation of DC Central Kitchen Chefs

Civil Eats: How Nourish New York Is Still Feeding NYC 

 

2021 

The Gothamist: Smokey Skies From West Coast Wildfires Offer A "New And Surprising" Climate Crisis Hazard 

USC/Shoah Foundation: Current Conflict Collections: How and Why USC Shoah Foundation is Collecting Testimony from Ongoing Conflicts 

Civil Eats-An African Rice Harvest on the Hudson 

Blind Magazine: Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs 

El Correo: Las heridas sin cicatrizar de testigos y familiares de la caída de las Torres Gemelas

2020

 

USC/Shoah Foundation: Voices of Rohingya – Today We Remember 

Civil Eats/ Economic Hardship Reporting Project  The New York Farmers Responding to Food Insecurity 

Civil Eats: The New York City Volunteers Risking Their Lives to Feed People 

Civil Eats: Meet the People Who Bring Food and Comfort to NYC’s Homebound, Food-Insecure Seniors 

Civil Eats: Farmers in Puerto Rico are Growing a Culture of Social Justice and Climate Resilience 

ABC News:

NBC News/The Today Show: Food for Thought: Chef Daniel Boloud on Feeding NYC’s Neediest 

El Correo: Recorrido en vídeo por Nueva York, el nuevo epicentro de la pandemia 

El Correo: Kirmen Uribe «No me interesan la palabrería ni los fuegos de artificio literarios» 

Travel and Leasure: Chef Daniel Boulud Shares Dispatches From His Citymeals on Wheels Prep Kitchen 

Stony Brook: RECKONING: Faculty Exhibition 2020 

Westwood Gallery: Transformation and Resilience 

 

2019 

The New Republic: A New Commitment to Covering the Climate Story 

Civil Eats: Regenerating New York Harbor, One Billion Oysters at a Time 

Eiko Otake: A Body in Fukushima 

 

2018 

CNN: ‘Everybody’s talking about them, but who’s talking with them?’: Documenting Rohingyas’ stories 

 

 

2017 

New York Times- We Lived Through a Flood. Now We Have a Very Long To-Do List.  

The Daily Beast: How the Earth Is Reclaiming Fukushima, the Ninth Ward, and Staten Island 

Wesleyan University: Where on earth are we going? 

PRI/BBC The World: Immigrants face impossible choices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey 

 

2016

The University of Southern Florida/Mind Open Media: Beneath the Horizon 

 

2015 

The Daily Beast: How the Earth Is Reclaiming Fukushima, the Ninth Ward, and Staten Island 

Asia Pacific Journal: Images of Suffering, Resilience and Compassion in Post 3/11 Japan 

MIT: A Stage for All – Rin Rin Popolo 

ICAP at Columbia University/PEPFAR: A Time for Action: HIV Prevention Research in the United States 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Integrating TB and H I V Services to Mitigate the Impact of Lesotho’s Dua l Epidemic 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Tanzania’s Kagera Region 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Experiences Transitioning to New Adult First-Line Antiretroviral Regimens 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Rapid Scale–Up and Decentralization of HIV Care and Treatment Services 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Accelerating Patient Enrollment in HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lesotho 

ICAP at Columbia University /PEPFAR: Paying it Forward: Kenyan Nurses Train Success Story Peers to Deliver Life-Saving HIV Treatment 

 

2014 

The New Yorker-Fukushima, Three Years Later 

The Daily Beast/ Economic Hardship Reporting Project: America’s Fading Main Streets 

Center for Media & Social Impact School of Communication, American University:  An Exploration of Immersive Storytelling 

 

2013 

BBC News: Jake Price returns to Japan 

BBC news: A photographer's view of the Turkish protests 

Photo District News: Unknown Spring Wins World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 

 

2012 

The New Yorker: Postcards from Tohoku: Japan, One Year Later 

The Guardian: CPM-703: After Fukushima 

BBC News:  Yuriage one year after the Tsunami 

 

2011 

TIME Magazine: The 3/11 Project: Photographs from Japan, Helping Japan 

Rolling Stone: How the World Failed Haiti 

BBC News: Dispatch From Tohoku 

BBC News: Japan Six Months After the Tsunami 

BBC News: Surviving the Aftermath: Japan One Month After the Tsunami 

Reading the Pictures: Jake Price in Japan: Five Months On 

BBC News/Verve Photo: Migrants Risk Their Lives on “The Beast” in Mexico’s Perilous Lecheria Crossroads 

Chronogram: Aftermath 

Corrier/ Kodansha: 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project 

 

2010 

Orion Magazine: Burial & Flight 

Doctors Without Borders: Cholera in Haiti: "The outbreak is still in the beginning" 

BBC News: Audio slideshow: Life in a camp in Haiti 

The New York Times: Flooding Raises New Cholera Fears in Haiti 

Newsweek: Cholera in Haiti 

The New York Times: Strengthening Hurricane Swipes Haiti - The New York Times 

The New York Times: Haitians Cry in Letters: 'Please - Do Something!' 

The New York Times Why Haiti Still Despairs After $13 Billion in Foreign Aid 

New York Times: Facing New Crisis, Haitians Prove Skeptical 

Food and Wine: Jose Andres in Haiti 

PRI/BBC The World: Fans Remember Popular Haitian Musician Lénord Fortuné 

2009 

Gastronomnica: Cork: Portugal’s Vital Resource 

 

2008 

BBC News: In pictures: Kosovo revisited

The Wall Street Journal: Humanitarian Crisis In Jordan 

The Village Voice: Silent Vigil Marks 4,000 Soldiers Killed in Iraq - The Village Voice 

El Correo: De Wall Street a Main Street 
El Correo: La Esquina de los sueños rotos 

 

2007 

Village Voice: The Neurotic Boys of Summer 

Village Voice: Vodou Child 

 

2006 

NPR/Morning Edition: Mexico's Drug Wars Leave Rising Death Toll 

NPR/Morning Edition: Mexican Town Hosts Annual Congress of Witches 

Newsweek: Visions of Hell 

Village Voice: Friends on a Field Trip to Hell (House) 

Le Monde2: Cachemire, dans les villes détruites 

The Village Voice: The Space Race 

The Village Voice: Blood Work 

 

2005

International Herald Tribune: Tears in Poland as Mourners Remember one of Their Own 

The New York Times: Millions Around the Globe Mourn Pope John Paul 

The New York Times: Italians Feel They Need the Next Papacy for Themselves 

The New York Times: cardinals from 52 countries prepare to enter a conclave on Monday to select the next pope 

The New York Times: Cardinals vote inconclusively on new pope 

The New York Times: Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Rome 

The New York Times: Joy and Elation as the New Pope is Announced 

The New York Times: Pope Benedict XVI Greets the Crowd in St. Peters 

The New York Times: Benedict XVI First Mass as Pope 

The New York Times: South and Central Americans Survive on the Outskirts of Rome 

The New York Times: Modernity Arrives in Rome 

International Herald Tribune: Pilgrims Kneel Before the Grave of Pope John Paul II 

NBC News: House OKs flag desecration amendment 

Doctors Without Borders: The Year in Pictures 

African Services Committee: Annual Report 

2004  

The New York Times: A Haitian Village Gets a Barrage of Care 

The New York Times: Bringing Relief to Haiti’s Poor, on the Backs of Mules 

BBC News: Uganda’s Night Commuters 

2004: The Village Voice: Out to Launch 

Village Voice: New York Cops Vow to Crush Violent Protest at World Economic Forum 

 

2004 

AM New York/The Villager: Another R.N.C. photographer arrest: Moises Saman 

The Village Voice: Rage, Peace, and Panty Lines 

The Village Voice: Senior Moment 

Doctors Without borders: Annual Report 

 

2003 

The New York Times Magazine: What They Were Thinking 

The New York Times: Where AIDS Stalks, Everyone Lives in Fear

BBC News: In pictures: Aids in Homa Bay 

 

2002 

LIFE Magazine: The Year in Pictures 

The Village Voice: Law of the Fist 

 L’Espresso: “Una rassegna completa delle rivolte del G8” 

Here is New York 

The Village Voice: Against The Wall 

Doctors Without Borders: Annual Report: Sierra Leone

 

2001 

TIME Magazine: How Can We Miss You If You Never Go Away?

LIFE Magazine: The Year in Pictures

The Village Voice: First Tear Gas, Now Bullets 

The Village Voice: The Fire This Time: The Killing of Carlo Giuliani

2000

The New York Times: Making up Their Minds—or Not.

The New York Times: A Photographer's Journal

The New York Times: A Photographer's Journal

The New York Times: A Photographer's Journal

Catholic Medical Mission Board: Haiti: The Miracle of Survival

1996-1999

Catholic Medical Mission Board: The War in Kosovo

Numerous assignments for The New York Blade, The Westsider, Chelsea Clinton News, The Villager, Westside Spirit, Our Town