About Rick D'Elia

      Rick specializes in photographing people in active and telling moments for commercial and editorial clients, at home and abroad. From documenting the important health care and education work of Catholic Relief Services in Africa todocumenting the amenities of the Discovery Triangle, covering life and news for the Corbis agency, to creating business portraits of a graphic designer, his work is utilized to make an impression and to accomplish a wide variety of communicative goals. Rick's 21 years of professional experience has presented a fascinating and creatively satisfying variety of visual adventures.
      In his career, Rick has spent a year working in Uganda working with publications and NGO's documenting news and life in East Africa. 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.
      Over the years, Rick has covered general assignments for newspapers from a 125,000 circulation chain of weeklies to a 250,000 circ., daily, as well as major and regional magazines. Pr and marketing firms have capitalized on his publications experience to cover their client's activities for media play.
      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 finds its way into his visual archive. Rick is available for commercial and editorial assignments of a wide variety.

Rick's current and past clients include:
Olson Communications, Resnick and Associates, Virginia Piper Trust, Arizona Renaissance Festival, Custom Publications for Phx Newspapers Jersey Mike's Subs, Ripe Creative, Pedal Power Foundation, Corbis, Polaris Photos, B.J. Communications, Catholic Relief Services; Haiti, Uganda, Brazil, Nicaragua, Save the Children, City of Tempe, Welcome to America Project, Premier Kitchen and Bath, The Wine Studio, PR Gold Circuit, U.S. Dept. of State.