Few photographers, like Brent Stirton, have been called an "invaluable asset" by men as well respected as Richard Holbrooke. Holbrooke designed the Dayton peace accords, has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize, and has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Germany and as assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs plus East Asian and Pacific affairs. He knows Stirton, a native South African, through the photographer's ongoing work with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), of which Holbrooke is president. Having seen Stirton find the decisive moments in some of the world's worst situations, Holbrooke says he is especially impressed by the Getty photographer's ability to capture empowering images by putting his subjects at ease. Stirton's admirers in high places also include Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who chose him to shoot the first pictures of their superstar baby, Shiloh. The photos reportedly garnered around $10 million worldwide, which Jolie and Pitt have said they will donate to charity.