IT IS RARE to work with a visual genius. An artist with an unerring and singular eye.

It is rarer to know one who has a gift and passion for journalistic storytelling.

And it is more extraordinary still to meet such a visual journalist who also works from a place of boundless courage and profound compassion.

The Post was blessed with such an artist. His name was Michelangelo.

He went by “Michel,” for short. Michel du Cille. A Jamaican-born son of a minister. A man for whom photography seemed positively spiritual. He shot from the soul.

Michel, our dear colleague and friend, died on Thursday in Liberia, where he had returned to cover the Ebola crisis for The Post. He collapsed while traveling by foot. He was 58.

His loved ones include his wife, Post photographer Nikki Kahn, who is also in The Post family’s thoughts and prayers at this staggering time.

Michel, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his coverage of a Colombian volcano eruption and a Miami crackhouse and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conditions — he also guided The Post’s Pulitzer-winning photographic coverage of the 2010 Haitian earthquake  — was known for focusing his humanity on a subject before he even lifted a lens.

It was an honor beyond words, Michel. Thank you for seeing, and sharing, the world through the light of dignity.