Doug Rea is a freelance photographer, editor and multimedia producer for NGO's (non-government organizations), news agencies, and motorsports interests. He has worked on humanitarian projects in Afghanistan, Europe, Haiti, India, Indonesia, North America, South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.  His images have been represented in a wide variety of publications including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, ESPN, Christian Science Monitor, Dallas News, Denver Post, and USA Today.

In addition to working as a photographer, Rea has been retained as a consultant and/or trainer for Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, Chrysler Corporation, Eastman Kodak Co., GE Aerospace, 3M Corporation, APTEC (Hong Kong), Forensic Imaging Limited, John Deere & Co,  KelbyOne, State University of New York, TeamLift, The Opus Foundation, Weyerhauser Paper Company, XEROX, Inc., and several U.S. based news organizations and museums. For these clients he worked on image capture, editing, workflows, color management, software development, and wireless image transmission.

Rea has been on the photography faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 1983. Rea became both nationally and internationally recognized as an electronic photography and publishing expert. Professor Rea was Department Chairman of Photojournalism from 2002-2010. In addition to photojournalism, Rea pioneered courses in large production photography -- project planning. development and management.

Rea was named at the Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus for his photography, education and humanitarian work.