Daily Foto: “Tie”ing one on for a Photo

Mar 4, 2010   //   Daily Foto, South Africa  //  2 Comments

NEW Phodographer Samm Coffin in Kayamandi, South Africa Feb. 2010

Samm is doing a semester abroad at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town in South Africa. She decided that Dog Meets World would be part of her experience! In the township of Kayamandi, she volunteers at the local school. She enthusiastically wrote that “DMW generated lots of screaming, excitement and tears. I had boys sharing one tie, and making sure each other looked as perfect as possible. It was great! ” For most of the students this was their first photo that belongs to them…..small act, big impact.


  • GO SAMM! We miss you back at UMD but we are so glad to hear you are having a wonderful time and making a difference in the world! This is what makes you so wonderful!
    (from WRC)

  • Samantha,
    You make us all so proud to know you. You always try to make a difference in the lives of children no matter where you are or where you go. You are a true humanitarian. Always follow your heart <3
    Much love,

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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