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by Kavita Ramdas,Paola Gianturco


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Across the world, local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives-domestic violence. I was lucky enough to hear Paola Gianturco speak about her new book, Women Who Light The Dark

Across the world, local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives-domestic violence. I was lucky enough to hear Paola Gianturco speak about her new book, Women Who Light The Dark.

Travel with photojournalist Paola Gianturco: climb Annapurna; eat lunch while soldiers carry sandbags to the roof; watch a traditional healer at work; attend a Muslim reception with ambassadors, rabbis, bishops and cabinet ministers; witness a ceremony that welcomes indigenous babies to th. .

Travel with photojournalist Paola Gianturco: climb Annapurna; eat lunch while soldiers carry sandbags to the roof; watch a traditional healer at work; attend a Muslim reception with ambassadors, rabbis, bishops and cabinet ministers; witness a ceremony that welcomes indigenous babies to the world. Listen as 129 women in 15 countries on five continents describe their lives, dreams and work. They will inspire you with their courage, creativity and effectiveness as they kindle hope and possibilities for their families, communities, countries and our world

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Photojournalist Paola Gianturco takes readers on a journey - climbing Annapurna, eating lunch while soldiers carry sandbags to a roof, watching a healer at work, welcoming babies to the world. Her images are of 129 women from 15 countries and describe their lives, dreams and work.

by Paola Gianturco Foreword by Kavita Ramdas. These women may lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of an even more precious resource: imagination-their imaginations light the dark. Truth, Photojounalism, Women Do Rule The World, Photo Essay, Portraiture HC, . x 1. 5 inches 240 pages, 225 four-color photographs ISBN: 978-1-57687-396-0. by Paola Gianturco Foreword by Kavita Ramdas Truth, Photojounalism, Women Do Rule The World, Photo Essay, Portraiture HC, . Women in Morocco create and produce plays that educate illiterate people about women’s rights.

Paola Gianturco (born 1939) is an American photojournalist and former business executive. Her photojournalistic work has focused on women around the world who have overcome difficult issues. Gianturco was born and raised in Urbana, Illinois. When she was 8 years old, she received her first camera, a gift from her father. She graduated from Stanford University in 1961.

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Across the world, local women are helping one another tackle problems that darken their lives. These women lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of a more precious resource: imagination. Photojournalist Paola Gianturco shows how Moroccan women create and produce plays that educate illiterate people about women's rights; girls in Zimbabwe compose and perform poems that move communities to fight child rape; and Brazilian math teachers inspire girls from the favelas to learn math by originating fashion shows.

Across the world, local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives—domestic violence, sex trafficking, war, poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, inequality, malnutrition, disease. These women may lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of an even more precious resource: imagination—their imaginations light the dark. Women in Morocco create and produce plays that educate illiterate people about women’s rights. Girls in Zimbabwe compose and perform poetry that shocks communities into fighting child rape. In Viet Nam, counselors heal survivors of domestic violence with line dancing, art and games. Teachers in India invent puppet shows that help homeless children understand AIDS. Brazilian math teachers inspire girls from the favelas to learn arithmetic by originating fashion shows. Roma women in Slovakia collaborate with non-Roma women to design postcards, kindling communication in place of suspicion. Lesbians in Argentina develop and stage street skits, demonstrating against discrimination. A master ballet teacher instructs a thousand poor Cuban children in classical dance. Sometimes imagination takes the form of innovative strategies. In Nepal, women teach their sisters to drive taxis and guide treks, and in Nicaragua, to become welders, carpenters and electricians—all, supposedly, men’s jobs. In Kenya, mothers get wells dug so their daughters can go to school instead of walking seven hours to fetch water. In Cambodia, doctors and nurses conduct mobile clinics and arrange loans to give indigent women the health and funds to start businesses, foiling sex traffickers who try to lure women with promises of income. In Cameroun, medical specialists train traditional rulers and healers whose behavior has inadvertently spread AIDS, to become health educators. Recreational activists in the United States introduce women with disabilities to challenge courses, camping, whitewater rafting and swimming, empowering them to lead others who are disabled. Travel with photojournalist Paola Gianturco: climb Annapurna; eat lunch while soldiers carry sandbags to the roof; watch a traditional healer at work; attend a Muslim reception with ambassadors, rabbis, bishops and cabinet ministers; witness a ceremony that welcomes indigenous babies to the world. Listen as 129 women in 15 countries on five continents describe their lives, dreams and work. They will inspire you with their courage, creativity and effectiveness as they kindle hope and possibilities for their families, communities, countries and our world.

Comments: (7)

Adrierdin
Beautiful photography and even more beautiful women's stories!
Elizabeth
I met Paola at a luncheon and was impressed with her so I ordered the book from Amazon. I didn't have to wait long to get it and enjoy reading it.
Seevinev
Beautiful book in like new condition and signed by the author! Super value.
GYBYXOH
We need more books like this to remember: women make a huge contribution and our voices are often not heard.
Bort
I was lucky enough to hear Paola Gianturco speak about her new book, Women Who Light The Dark. She is just an amazing woman and it's so incredible and wonderful what she has chosen to do at this time of her life--she's in her sixties and she's trekking up mountains in Nepal to see a special graduation celebrating young women trained to be mountain guides, sitting in cement block class rooms with young women who have been raped in Zimbabwe (you know the story--men thinking they can be cured of AIDS by raping virgins as young as six--some of these men are these girls' fathers and brothers!) listening to their terrible stories and sharing in their joy at becoming educated and capable of taking care of themselves. Everywhere Ms. Gianturco goes she documents not only the abuses heaped on women but women's indomitable spirit--to not only survive and find a means of supporting themselves but their determination to make sure their children have a future and that includes education! It is truly inspiring to see what these women create out of nothing but imagination, hope and sheer indomitable will! The photographs in the book are beautiful and evocative, capturing the spirit, the hope, the beauty and vitality of women in almost every part of the world. The accompanying narrative is also fascinating as you follow Paola Gianturco on her incredible ventures around the world. To add to the pleasure of purchasing Women Who Light the Dark, Ms. Gianturco is contributing ALL of the royalties to the "Global Fund for Women." In short, there are many, many reasons to purchase a copy of this beautiful, uplifting book.
snowball
This book is a gift to all of us who wonder how will we move beyond the darkness that seems so universally prevalent today. Paola has traveled to some of the darkest areas of our world, where women and girls are gravely endangered. She has found remarkable women, who have little, use their imaginations, creativity and will to alter the resigned lives of many. This is so much more than a 'coffee table' book with gorgeous photography. It is to be read and savored and see that there is real hope in these desperate degrading situations, to change the lives of many for the betterment of us all. It is a gift to give yourself, as well as your friends and family to start 2008 with hope and possibility for a more caring world.
Kriau
If they can do it, we can do it. If women in desperate straits can Light the Dark, so can we. That's Paola Gianturco's message to me in her most recent photo essay book on bright, brave, colorful women. Paola's own creativity and courage show in her exuberant, emotion-laden pictures and accurate, persuasive writing. All of her books are beacons of hope and achievement. Having or giving this book affirms our own values and indeed Lights the Dark, since all of Paola's royalties will go to the Global Fund for Women.
"Hope is not a noun but a verb. It is something that one does. Do nothing, and you will have no hope. Do something and you might make a peep hope in the world through which hope could sneak back into the world." This quote from Joe Volk, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, speaks so directly to Paola and to "Women Who Light the Dark." Paola and all these women are doing something to bring hope back into the world. Thanks to Joe and Paola for bringing hope back into the season. Give this book to others and share the hope.
Women Who Light the Dark download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Kavita Ramdas,Paola Gianturco
ISBN: 157687396X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: powerHouse Books (July 1, 2007)
Pages: 240 pages