Riveting Photography of Humanity in Newly Released "A Thousand Words: Photos From The Field"

International Medical Corps and Three Hawks Press announce the release of "A Thousand Words: Photos from the Field", an awe inspiring collection of photographs documenting the life and struggle of the people and doctors in poverety stricken or war torn countries. The International Medical Corps is the first one in; the front line of care and compassion when chaos reigns. The photographs in the book were taken in 21 countries from Afghanistan to Somalia, and reflect anguish, sadness, and fear. But kindness and determination of spirit are also present.

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Editor and writer of "A Thousand Words: Photos From the Field" Stacy Twilley says, "I first became aware of the extraordinary work International Medical Corps was doing after the tsunami in Indonesia. I started volunteering with International Medical Corps and that's when I discovered their archive of more than 10,000 photographs. The images were extraordinary. Some were taken by famous photographers and others by aid workers in the midst of crisis. I realized that I had stumbled onto an unprecedented account of history".

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Nancy Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps said "I have witnessed some of our generation's worst human tragedies and the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Each photograph in this book is a profound reminder of the incredible journey of International Medical Corps, and the exceptional efforts of our colleagues who have cared for hundreds of millions of people in these fragile, often dangerous environments".

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Net proceeds from the book sales will be donated to International Medical Corps. More information and a preview of the images can be seen at and

To purchase the book go to or Amazon.

Since its inception 25 years ago, International Medical Corp's mission has been to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit:

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