Dan Archer has been working as a graphic journalist for over a decade. He chose the medium of comics reportage for its ability to allow readers to visualize his subjects without them needing to appear on camera, protecting their identities while preserving the power and impact of their stories. His work has been supported by the BBC, Vice, Associated Press, the Colombian government, Open Society, European Journalism Centre and he has a Maynard Institute Award for mental health reporting. He also founded Empathetic Media, a mixed reality production studio, in 2015 to expand his interactive journalism into the immersive space. Since then EM has produced dozens of virtual reality experiences from 360 videos to room-scale pieces for a wide range of clients, including the Washington Post , Pfizer Foundation, Gilead Life Sciences and the NHS.