Doug Rea is a freelance photographer, editor and multimedia producer for humanitarian and news organizations. He has worked on stories which include Afghanistan, Europe, Haiti, India, Indonesia, North and 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 digital photography, editing, workflow optimization, color management, software development, and wireless image transmission.

Rea was on the photography faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 1983. During that time Rea was Department Chairman of Photojournalism from 2002-2010. In addition to photojournalism, Rea pioneered courses in large production photography as well as special topic courses in project planning, development and management.

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