The Daily Foto: Happy Anniversary Dog Meets World

Oct 4, 2009   //   Daily Foto, General  //  Comments Off on The Daily Foto: Happy Anniversary Dog Meets World

printing in Haiti
Phodographer Carolyn Lane printing on-the-spot in Croix-Bouquets, Haiti April 2009

Dog Meets World was incorporated one year ago! This unique nonprofit was formed to convert ordinary travelers into citizen diplomats. To take the cultural phenomenon of personal photography to the world of need. To re-balance the inequity of travelers merely TAKING pictures to practicing on-site PRINTING & DISTRIBUTING & SHARING photographs for the subjects whose image has been captured. It is a simple and elegant in concept and practice; an idea that’s time has come!

So what has Dog Meets World accomplished in a year? Outlining the idea, naming, incorporating, assembling a board, designing a logo, manufacturing the custom Foto dog, writing concept papers, talking to 100s of individuals, earning 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity status, emailing like there’s no tomorrow, taking the idea into the field by 32 phodographers distributing about 2000 photographs in 9 countries to mostly first-time recipients, creating a video, putting up a fabulous website to tell the story, holding a Launch Party for 250 persons, raising funds and generating thousands of smiles and joy on both sides of the camera lens.

JOIN US as we acknowledge others in our world with a small gift of a photograph, tangible joy to celebrate their lives.

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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