Phodographer Halle Hughes around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Mar. 2009
Patti Hughes wrote…we traveled through the mountains of Lake Atitlan and Antigua, Guatemala. We also helped founder of DOG MEETS WORLD global photo project, Carolyn Lane, launch one of the first Take and Give Photography field visits. We captured and printed pictures of children in remote, primitive villages, enabling them to receive their first photograph! Our daughters Madison, Halle and Gracie (ages 12, 10 & 8 ) on their first trip abroad enjoyed this part more than anything else. It was such a joy to give these children and families a gift like this. What a wonderful experience for all of us!
“My favorite part of DMW was watching the children smile looking at their pictures” said young phodographer Halle, aged 10. This feedback illustrated that Dog Meets World can be a family adventure, literally kid-to-kid photo diplomacy.
Best Foto of the Week!
Praise for DMW
"Participating in Dog Meets World was a truly magical experience, bringing joy and wonderment to all I met."
John Carr, Phodographer across South America
"Dog Meets World unleashes the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool in building connections among the people of the world. It embeds a memory in photographer and subject alike."
Prof. Patrick Fleming, Fulbright scholar & Phodographer Cambodia & Kyrgzystan
"You will never know just how important that photo will be long after it is taken and given."
Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars
"Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. It is a perfect option for Peace Corps volunteers like myself. I like the Foto dog mascot, kids like it, and it is a representation of the peace and the ideas of the project."
Kristen Woodruff, Phodographer Costa Rica
"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."
Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda