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Celebrating Women with Photojournalist Paola Gianturco
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Traveln On special contributor David Gordon takes listeners on a trip to the best kept secret in the Mediterranean. Then, Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with acclaimed photojournalist Paola Gianturco, who has documented womens lives in 40 countries and has created four books as philanthropic projects. Paolas Celebrating Women exhibit, photographs of festivals that honor women in six countries, was selected to represent the United States at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France for International Womens Day.
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The Best Kept Secret in the Mediterranean
Traveln On special contributor David Gordon has a secret. Its called Gozo. an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, nicknamed the Island of Calypso. Listen as David tells Ian and Tonya all about some of the unique features of this paradise, including the Calypso cave, the Ġgantija Neolithic temples and Ramla Bay, with its red sand beaches.
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Photojournalist Paola Gianturco
Paola Gianturco has documented womens lives in 40 countries. Her images have been exhibited at the United Nations, the US Senate, Chicagos Field Museum, and the International Museum of Women in San Francisco. She joins Ian and Tonya to talk about her latest honor - her Celebrating Women exhibit was selected to represent the United States at UNESO headquarters in Paris, France for International Womens Day.
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Photojournalist Paola Gianturco Part Two
Paola was once a corporate exec, but she has spent the last 13 years traveling the world documenting womens issues. Learn about what led her down this very unique path. She also talks about some of the themes that run through her books.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Paola Gianturco
Paola Gianturco’s involvement with women internationally is long standing; as a photojournalist, she has documented women’s lives in 40 countries and her photographs have been exhibited broadly. For UNESCO International Women’s Day 2008, Gianturco participated in the Round Table program, “Gender Equality – Make it Your Business”. As an author, Women Who Light the Dark (2007) was her fourth book to be published by powerHouse Books. ˇViva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala (2006; coauthor David Hill) followed Celebrating Women (2004) and In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World (paperback, 2004; hardcover, 2000; coauthor Toby Tuttle). All of Gianturco’s books are philanthropic projects. For Women Who Light the Dark, Gianturco donates 100% of her author royalties to the Global Fund for Women, which advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world. Gianturco was Chairman of the Board of The Crafts Center in Washington DC, which works with low income artisans in 79 countries, and was a board member of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development. She co-developed and taught Summer Executive Institutes on Women and Leadership for Stanford University’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Mills College. She sits on the Board of International Nature and Cultural Adventures. Before becoming a full-time photographer, Gianturco worked for 34 years in marketing and communications.

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David Gordon
David Gordon is a broadcaster and writer based in Northern Ireland. He has been involved in the travel media for around ten years. He has a strong interest in Scots-Irish issues and reguarly travels between Scotland and Ireland on research trips. Further afield, he has also visited regions of France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Austria and Poland as well as Niagara Falls, Gettysburg and Washington DC. Outside of travel, he is also a voiceover artist for commercials and radio station jingles.

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