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Stone Walls with Ansel Adams protege Mariana Cook

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World Footprints

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Today on World Footprints we’ll contemplate the personal boundaries of Stone Walls with Ansel Adams protégé, photographer Mariana Cook.  We’ll also look at the fusion between eco-friendly couture and glamour; the issue of human trafficking and Dubai’s sustainable initiatives.

Mariana Cook is an extraordinary photographer who is actually the last protégé of Ansel Adams.  Mariana’s work can be seen in major museums throughout the world including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and the National Gallery in London, England, among others.   She joins us today to discuss her newest photographic book, Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries.

Designer Elizabeth St. John is living a passion that she began cultivating at the age of 5.  From that tiny beginning to now, Elizabeth is known for her elegant couture that is a masterful fusion of Eco-Friendly and Glamour. 

As you know, the fight against human trafficking is one of World Footprints major causes.    In 2002 while on a trip in Europe, Deborah Sigmund first heard the phrase, human trafficking.  This prompted her to later found Innocents At Risk, a non-profit organization that was formed to help fight human trafficking. 

With all of the development that Dubai is experiencing the country is embracing sustainable developmet during its growth.  We spoke to Saud H. Al Nowais from the UAE Trade & Commercial Office in the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC about how Dubai is setting the bar for sustainable development throughout the Middle East.