Faces of Courage Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/14/2015
  • Publisher: Val De Grace

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Mark Tuschman is a man on a quest. For the past decade, he has journeyed across much of the developing world documenting the travails and triumphs of women living in very difficult circumstances. On a daily basis, millions of these women face crippling poverty, sexual violence, serious health problems for themselves and their children, and often a total denial of even their most basic human rights. In this extraordinary photo expose, Tuschman documents it all, along with the efforts by many international organizations, aid groups, and doctors and nurses to help these women and girls cope, heal, stand up for themselves and become all they can be. This is reality in the raw, but as Tuschman shows us, these women have an almost unbelievable strength and resilience, and theirs are faces of incomparable dignity and courage. The book comes with endorsements from major figures in the world of women’s health and human rights.

Author Biography

Mark Tuschman has been an international freelance photographer for over 35 years. He has devoted much of the past decade to collaborating with socially conscious corporations, UN agencies, foundations, and NGOs to document global health and women’s human-rights issues. Mark’s photography has received widespread recognition, including the Global Health Council Photographer of the Year in 2010, and the Grand Prize of the Management Sciences for Health/Social Documentary.net photo competition in 2014. Mark lives with his wife, Jana, in Menlo Park, California.

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