Dai Sugano

San Jose Mercury News
Photojournalist and Senior Multimedia Editor
(@daisugano) Dai Sugano is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He is also a co-creator/co-editor of Viewfinder, the photo blog for the Bay Area News Group photojournalists. He covers a wide range of assignments which have included: rising economic inequality in China; “Cost of Dying,” a series on end-of-life care issues in the U.S.; poverty in India; Hmong refugees who have immigrated to the U.S.; California’s 2003 gubernatorial recall; and an Emmy Award nominated “Torn Apart,” a 30-minute documentary on a Bay Area family divided by immigration rules.  In 2008, "Uprooted," which looks at displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, won a national Emmy Award in New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Documentaries.  His other work have been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Pulitzer Prize in photography; and have received awards from EPpy, Best of the West, NPPA and other international and national photojournalism organizations.