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Behind the Bars

  • Prize
    Winner in State of the World/Social documentary
  • Company
    KnK Japan
  • Photographer
    Kyo Shimizu
  • Credit
    KYO SHIMIZU

Street children are always at risk of crimes. They can’t survive without belonging to a gang group. Kids are protected by senior gang stars but they are force to crimes such as selling drugs, snatching, steeling things and sometimes murder someone.
Juvenile justice system is still under development in the Philippines. Facilities are not enough that kids are suffered in severe conditions. One girl who was a victim of rape was transferred to the holding center and stayed with other minor criminals. Parents never know where their children go if they became street children.

He has bee helping children in the world for 20 years. Then he expanded his work as a humanitarian photographer in 2016.
Born in Tokyo in 1970. Worked at Nature Cine Pro. He was in the last generation operating Super 16mm for High Vision TV. Then Joined MSF Japan of audiovidual section filming its activities in Asia and Africa.
Since 2003, he has worked for an NGO, KnK Japan (Children without Borders) and supported children in the world.

Awards 2018 : Ken Domon Cultural Awards, 2nd place
Px3 professional, Honorable Mention
IPA, Honorable Mention
2017 : IPA Professional, Honorable Mention
2016 : IPA Professional, Honorable Mention
2015 : Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award, Excellent prize
IPA Non-Professional, Honorable Mention

BOOKS:
Class Rooms (2018)
Syrian refugees (2018)
Street Children (2007)