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About the Author

Paola Gianturco is the author/photographer of Celebrating Women (powerHouse Books, 2004), and the coauthor/photographer of In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World (paperback edition, powerHouse Books, 2004) and ¡Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala (powerHouse Books, 2006). Her work has been exhibited at the United States Senate, the United Nations, New York, and The Field Museum, Chicago. Gianturco has served on the boards of International Nature & Cultural Adventures, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, and the Crafts Center, which works with women artisans in seventy-nine countries. She has co-taught Executive Institutes about Women and Leadership at Stanford University. Gianturco lives in Mill Valley, California.

Kavita N. Ramdas has served as president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women since 1996. She is a board member of the Women’s Funding Network, Mt. Holyoke Board of Trustees, and the Council of Advisors on Gender Equity to the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her recent awards include the Women of Substance Award by African Women’s Development Fund, Juliette Gordon Low Award by the Girl Scouts of America, and Women of the Year for the Public Sector by the Financial Women’s Association.

Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice; 2007 marks their 20th anniversary. They advocate for and defend women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world. Paola Gianturco is donating 100% of her royalties to Global Fund for Women.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157687396X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576873960
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Peden on November 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
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.
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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.
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"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.
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The photos are riveting, and the text is compelling, but what's really special about this book is the women it features. Their courage and imaginations will give readers hope -- and goosebumps.
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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.
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