This book 'dummy' or version 1.0 is about daily life at a rural hospital in Zimbabwe. Originally inspired by the Canadian doctor who acts as the chief medical officer, the photographs depicts events and people at the Howard Hospital during a time of great change in Zimbabwe's history. The book moves throughout the hospital itself then to the compound and finally to the catchment area. One could argue this is a low time in Zimbabwe's evolution but the fact is ordinary Zimbabweans and outside volunteers are working together to get through the problems of the day. There are two great stories in journalism: this is the other one where we start at or near the bottom and eventually see the rising. There is more to this story...hopefully more positive. A postive story about a country in Africa -- how about that for a change?
Douglas MacLellan (or Doug MacLellan or Douglas J. MacLellan as appears throughout the online world) is a photographer in the photojournalist and documentary tradition. He has created large bodies of work about youth, health, loneliness, family and sports issues. He lives in Canada. Past clients include the Hockey Hall of Fame, University of Windsor and Salvation Army. His prints are privately collected and certain images are available through Agefotostock. He fully supports -- as should you -- Burn Magazine.
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