John Wilson has distinguished himself working for Time Magazine on many difficult and dangerous assignments.
In February 2006, he accompanied me to the Solomon Islands to investigate the widespread exploitation of youth by multi-national logging and fishing concerns.
If reporting this story was difficult then gaining photographic evidence seemed almost impossible but to John's credit, he shot extraordinary images one of which became a cover shot for Time.
He faced almost impossible shooting conditions, working at night, on moving boats and confronting hostile subjects in the crewmembers who were involved.
In May John accompanied me to East Timor to document the country's fall into anarchy.
His work was utterly professional, visually spectacular and conducted in extreme and dangerous circumstances.
During the period when rebels had encircled the capital Dili and were fighting with government troops, he was the first photographer to cross rebel lines and travel to the rebel headquarters where he took exclusive pictures of the rebel leader directing the battle.
His images were of such high standard that they again were used on the cover of Time.
John has the rare ability to read people and situations while at the same time utilising the skills to get the shot that matters.
I would have no hesitation in recommending John on any assignment.