Paola's fifth photographic book, GRANDMOTHER POWER: A GLOBAL
PHENOMENON (powerHouse Books) is available in hardcover and e-book format.
It identifies a new, international activist grandmother movement, and features 120 women in 17 grandmother groups in 15 countries on five continents who are working to make the world a better place for grandchildren everywhere.
One hundred percent of the author’s royalties will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which benefits grandmothers in 15 African countries who are caring for AIDS orphans.
Paola is currently on a book tour through out the United States and Canada presenting lectures about her newest book Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon.
You can view upcoming dates/locations at the events page. Also, you can find up-to-the-minute news about Paola at her Facebook Page.
You can help solve the problems that plague women and their families everywhere. Activism can be as ordinary as drinking a cup of coffee---or as extraordinary as taking a volunteer vacation in another country.
First, explore some of the hundreds of ideas for ways to understand women’s
cultures, lives and issues---all by enjoying women’s creative work:
crafts, foods, books, movies, music. You’ll also find a monthly directory
of festivals worldwide that celebrate women's attributes and
accomplishment: all are public events that you can enjoy when you travel.
The next step is to convert your understanding into action. The Act Now section lists many ways you can become involved in solutions through volunteering, donating and/or advocating. Virtually all the nonprofits
listed are run by women founders, presidents, board chairs, CEOs and
Executive Directors. All of them are women who light the dark and deserve
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in 55 countries and has created five books as philanthropic projects. Her images have been exhibited at the United Nations, UNESCO, The US Senate, The Field Museum/Chicago, The International Museum of Women / San Francisco, The Museum of the African Diaspora/San Francisco, The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington DC.
Paola’s involvement with women’s issues is long-standing. She was a principal in the first women-owned advertising agency in the U.S.,
co-developed and taught executive institutes on Women and Leadership at Stanford
University, and served on the board of AWID (Association of Women's Rights in
Development)Similarly, her international
involvement encompases chairing the Board of The Crafts Center/Washington DC (which
worked with low income artisans around the world) and serving on the Board of
International Nature and Cultural Adventures.
Paola has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR and Voice of America programs as well as many other TV and radio programs around the world. Gianturco's books are often on best seller lists (which is not typical for photographic books) and are consistently well reviewed.The Washington Post wrote that her book Celebrating Women was "A big beautiful book....too rich to stay on the coffee table."