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TWE Interview: Documentary Photographer Paola Gianturco on ‘Wonder Girls: Changing Our World’

Documentary Photographer Paola Gianturco with Co-Author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster with their book, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Documentary photographer, Paola Gianturco, with co-author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster, and their book, ‘Wonder Girls: Changing Our World’

By Stacey Gualandi/October 11, 2017
Photos: Paola Gianturco

Today is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child and the publication date of an inspiring new book, Wonder Girls: Changing our World by award-winning documentary photographer and author, Paola Gianturco.

There are many concerns about the well-being of young girls around the world. They are often victims of child marriages, domestic violence and trafficking, and they are denied an education and equality.

But Paola, during her travels documenting changemaker women and grandmothers around the globe, became aware of young activist girls who are banding together to fight these cultural threats, and they are succeeding.

Paola, along with her co-author and 11-year-old granddaughter, Alex Sangster, interviewed 102 girls and created Wonder Girls the first book to document the work of these activist girls. I grabbed some precious time to interview Paola on TWE Radio to learn more about these activist girls and the work of her amazing young co-author and granddaughter, Alex… [Read more…]

Interview: Photographer Paola Gianturco Shines the Light on Grandmother Power

Paola Gianturco with her book, 'Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon' on Book Launch Day

Paola Gianturco/Photo: P. Burke

By Stacey Gualandi/July 25, 2015
Twitter: Paola Gianturco

If you love photographs that take you to new corners of the world to meet fascinating people like we do, you will want to pick up a copy of Paola Gianturco’s beautiful book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Paola is a renowned photographer who has made a career of documenting women’s lives. This time her subjects are over 100 grandmothers in over 15 countries.

“I was on five continents and everywhere I saw the same thing—energetic, effective grandmothers doing important work.”  Paola Gianturco

Paola’s book has won four first place literary awards; been turned into a museum exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum; and was the inspiration for a piece by composer Phyllis Chen commissioned by the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

I was thrilled to have her on The Women’s Eye Radio Show to talk about her special journey to capture the spirit and stories of these indomitable activist women…   [Read more…]

‘Best Of’ TWE Radio: July 27,28 2013

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Join us for our “Best Of” Show this weekend on The Women’s Eye Radio Show as Host, Stacey Gualandi, interviews:

Paola Gianturco, whose photographs have captured the global phenomenon of Grandmother Power , the title of her new award-winning book

Elissa Montanti, whose one woman mission is to heal the injured children of the world and who writes about it in I’ll Stand By You

Paola Gianturco and her book, "Grandmother Power"

Paola Gianturco

Elissa Montanti and her book, "I'll Stand by You"

Elissa Montanti

Paola Gianturco, Documentary Photographer and Author, “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon”

October 13, 2012

Paola Gianturco, documentary photographer, with her granddaughters

Paola Gianturco


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Paola Gianturco, documentary photographer who has captured the global phenomenon of Grandmother Power, the title of her new book