Rick D'Elia Photographic

Rick is a 32-year professional in business, editorial and commercial photography as well as story-telling video. He photographs projects for publication, corporations, international relief organizations (NGOs), and many businesses who have something to say visually. To plan a project, click the email link at right or phone, 480-452-5723

     Rick specializes in photographing people in important moments for both commercial and editorial clients, at home and abroad.

From documenting the important health care and education work of Catholic Relief Services in Africa, to providing digital assets for Optimum Heart and Body Lab, Partnering up to create, video features that highlight organizational missions, such as Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, or Raising Hope Dogs, covering life and news for the European PressPhoto Agency and other publications, Rick's work is utilized to make an impression and to accomplish a wide variety of communicative goals.

During Rick’s 30+ years of professional experience, he has covered general assignments for publications from local to national and PR/marketing firms have capitalized on this experience to cover their client’s activities for advertising, web and media play.

He spent a year working in Uganda  with publications and NGO’s documenting news and life in East Africa and has worked on numerous projects since in this and other regions of the world.  Among the most significant, Rick worked with two other photojournalists to document the war in Northern Uganda and its effect on the people for an exhibition funded by the US Embassy in Kampala. The exhibition later found venues in a number of events in the US including several in Arizona. 

We are the sum of our varied experiences and the result of being far flung has composed a unique and personal style to each image that is created for storytelling in commercial and editorial messages.

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