Jake Price is a World Press Photo winning producer, director, immersive doc creator and educator. His films and immersive media convey intimate and poignant stories of the human spirit in demanding times. Jake directed the Webby nominated and World Press Photo awarded Unknown Spring, an immersive web doc that focused on tsunami survivors and Fukushima residents in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster. Unknown Spring was hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as a chronicle of and testament to the Japanese people’s resilience and humanity in the face of unspeakable odds, following the Fukushima meltdown.
Jake’s films and immersive media have been funded by POV and were official selections at the New York Film Festival’s Convergence festival. His work appears in The New York Times, TIME, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Orion Magazine, Newsweek, Le Monde II and others throughout the world. Jake 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.