danfung dennis (finalist)

Danfung Dennis

CEO and Founder

Condition One

Condition One

Nominated by Elise Pearlstein

Danfung Dennis is CEO and founder of the virtual reality (VR) production company Condition One. As VR continues to establish itself as a viable business, market forces are expected push it towards games and entertainment. VR projects like Dennis’ upcoming film depicting the lives of climate refugees are an ethical voice in an industry that gives audiences first-hand experience with global issues that often feel remote otherwise. Danfung was nominated for an Academy Award for his war documentary Hell and Back Again. As a photographer, his works have been published in TIMEThe New York TimesRolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.