Fast Company’s Co-Create Magazine called Nonny de la Peña one of the 13 People Who Made the World More Creative. She is the pioneer of Immersive Journalism, a groundbreaking brand of nonfiction that offers fully immersive experiences of the news using virtual reality gaming platforms. Combining her communication and technology skills with her lengthy career as a reporter, de la Peña believes newsgames can deepen the understanding of complex stories. Her most recent project Hunger in Los Angeles creates the feeling of ‘being there’ as a real crisis unfolds on a food-bank line at the First Unitarian Church. Hunger was called ‘one of the most talked-about’ pieces at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Her other projects include the MacArthur funded Gone Gitmo, a virtual Guantanamo Bay Prison; Cap & Trade, an interactive exploration of the carbon markets built with Frontline World and CIR; Ipsress which investigates detainees held in stress positions; and Three Generations, a newsgame on the California eugenics movement that premiered at 2011 Games For Change. She also co-founded the Knight News Challenge winner Stroome.com, an online collaborative video editing platform that hosted users from 126 different countries. A graduate of Harvard University, she is a award-winning documentary filmmaker with twenty years of journalism experience including as a correspondent for Newsweek Magazine and as a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Premiere Magazine, and others. Her films have screened on national television and at theatres in more than fifty cities around the globe, garnering praise from critics like A.O. Scott who called her work ‘a brave and necessary act of truth-telling.”
The striking pictures of Daniel Everett focus on a wide range of man-made objects – from everyday devices, to sculptures and buildings – whose function is reshaped into an unexpected formal perfection by the photographer’s eye. Everett’s work often portrays urban landscapes, where people very rarely – if ever – appear, and it captures the structural elegance of buildings and the wordless charm of empty non-spaces; calculators, surveillance cameras, printers are isolated in a white background and take on the clean lines that characterized the work by the German designer Dieter Rams.
Daniel Everett holds BFA in photography from Brigham Young University and an MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited in Europe and the US. Everett is a contributor to Disturber’s Still Life issue, which features two of his photographs: “Constellation I”(photo above) and “Die Dinge II“.