National Geographic Photographer’s thoughts on DMW

Feb 24, 2010   //   Daily Foto, General  //  Comments Off on National Geographic Photographer’s thoughts on DMW

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Dog Meets World founder Carolyn Lane recently met with O Louis Mazzatenta who retired after a 42 year career with National Geographic magazine. After hearing all about DMW Lou shared his impression “Dog Meets World is a wonderful way for travelers of all sort to be engaged with people in the countries they are visiting. In my extensive travels as a photographer and writer for National Geographic magazine, I have witnessed numerous crowds of tourists being herded about by travel agents. The agent spouts canned descriptions of sites being visited. There is little real interaction with locals. The Dog Meets World project is the perfect fix. There is no better or easier way to make immediate friends in a country than by taking their picture and giving it to them. If you want to have the sort of genuine trip memories you will recall later with friends and acquaintances, Dog Meets World is the way to go.”. See Lou’s famous first photos of the Terra Cotta Warriors at the current special exhibit in Washington, DC.

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Praise for DMW

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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

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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