Full Frame Essay: Documenting Women Improving the Lives of Children

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After a lucrative career in marketing and corporate communications, Paola Gianturco felt she needed to take a leap into work that was more personal. She turned to her love of photography and took off on an adventure — traveling the world while documenting empowered women. She photographed women all around the globe and shared their stories in their own words.

Documenting Women Improving the Lives of Children

Documenting Women Improving the Lives of Children

After a lucrative career in marketing and corporate communications, Paola Gianturco felt she needed to take a leap into work that was more personal. She turned to her love of photography and took off on an adventure -- traveling the world while documenting empowered women. She photographed women all around the globe and shared their stories in their own words.
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Paola has now published five photographic books, her most recent being Grandmother Power. The book features 120 activist – and inspiring — grandmothers who are working to make the world a better place for children.

“All over Africa, I met grandmothers who were raising their grandchildren, and I left thinking, ‘the future of this continent is in the hands of the grandmothers’.”

This realization made Paola wonder what grandmothers were doing in other continents and inspired her to write Grandmother Power.  Paola told Full Frame she hopes that giving women an opportunity to tell the world their stories, in their own words, will help improve the plight of women all around the world.

 

 

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