For the past twelve years, Paola Gianturco has
worked as a photojournalist, documenting women’s lives in forty
countries. Her new book, Women Who Light the Dark
(September 2007) is her fourth published by powerHouse Books.
In 2006, Gianturco co-authored with David Hill,
¡Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of
Guatemala, a bilingual book met with critical acclaim.
Her previous book, Celebrating Women
October 2004) was the subject of the first exhibit ever curated by
the International Museum of Women, San Francisco.
Paola is also the co-author/photographer with Toby Tuttle of the
best-seller, In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World
(powerHouse Books, paperback, 2004; Monacelli Press, hardcover,
2000). This was Gianturco’s first book, inspired by the 1995 United
Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
All of Gianturco's books are philanthropic projects, for which she
donates her royalties to carefully-selected nonprofit organizations
that relate to each book's content. For Women Who Light the
Gianturco is giving 100% of her author royalties to the
Global Fund for
, which advocates for and defends women's human rights by
making grants to support women's groups
around the world.
You can learn more about Paola's work and Women Who Light the Dark
on the book's web site: womenwholightthedark.com
You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog,
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