The Saint of Addis Ababa: A Life in Photos
August 2, 2019
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dr Catherine Hamlin’s arrival Ethiopia, her remarkable story has been captured in a beautiful, limited-edition, full-colour photography book. ‘Dr Catherine Hamlin AC – The Saint of Addis Ababa’ is a 54 page high quality photo book that is perfect for the coffee table, as a collector’s item or as a gift.
A pioneering Australian
Catherine’s globally recognised surgical work, pioneered with her late husband Reg, changed the way obstetric fistula is treated. The Hamlin Model of Care remains best practice in its field. Catherine’s photobook takes us on a journey from her arrival in Ethiopia in 1959 to today, where 60,000 women have been treated. Alongside the photos are stories from her 60 years in Ethiopia – from her time at the Princess Tsehai Memorial Hospital to building a dedicated fistula hospital to meeting the Ethiopian Emperor.
An unseen side to a beloved hero
Our understanding of Catherine is shaped by her remarkable work as a pioneering surgeon and women’s health advocate. To many, Catherine is an inspirational STEM icon who has been twice-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; to Ethiopians, she is their ‘Emaye’– to a precious few, she’s just Catherine. This photobook takes us behind the curtain to reveal Catherine: the student, friend, daughter, and wife.
A highlight of the book are the never-before-seen photos from Catherine’s youth, including her graduation from the University of Sydney’s School of Medicine.
Show your Hamlin pride
Catherine’s photobook is the perfect coffee table book – colourful, engaging and a conversation-starter! Alternatively, it is a fantastic gift to give a friend or loved one.
Moreover, it is a coffee table book that makes an impact on the lives of others. Proceeds from the book will support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s work to treat, rehabilitate and reintegrate fistula patients, and ultimately prevent fistulas from occurring in the first place.