I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Rick D’Elia. I hired Rick when I was with USAID and Catholic Relief Services to capture our programs in Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. At the time, South Sudan was an active civil war zone and a particularly difficult place to work. Rick’s ability to problem solve, find solutions to logistical problems and, ultimately, take very high-quality photos was unique. No matter how unpredictable a setting, Rick always made sure he walked away with remarkable photos that told a story that fit my needs and the needs of my agency. It always seemed to come naturally to him. And more than 10 years later, I still use many of his photos in my work worldwide. As a talented photojournalist and collaborative professional, Rick earns my highest recommendation.