Dan Archer is a graphic journalist specializing in human rights reporting with the main goal of using illustrated reportage to shed light on stories that would be hard to cover using traditional media alone (be it text or video/photography). Since 2007 his writing has focused on social justice and human rights, spanning coverage of the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras to human trafficking in Nepal in 2014. He sketches his subjects as he interviews them, to preserve the impact of their stories and bring them to life visually without having to put them in front of a camera, which can often be traumatic. He is working on a broader investigation into homelessness for the San Francisco Public Press. He recently worked with the Maynard Institute and the Entertainment Industries Council on a project to bring improve coverage of the mentally ill. He has a First Class BA (Hons) and MA in French and Spanish from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.