Covering a host of humanitarian issues from the global water crisis to hurricane Katrina, photo journalist Brent Stirton's pictures speak volumes about the ills and resilience of our society.

Sometimes, to convey a very important message you must fine tune the medium. Brent Stirton's medium is hypercontrast photo journalism at its best, as it features bold bright colors, lush backgrounds and vibrant subjects who, despite their peril, shine vividly in every shot.

A native of South Africa, Brent Stirton tells the stories, one great shot at a time, of those all over the globe who suffer yet thrive.