Daily Foto: It’s about showing their richness!

Apr 27, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Dominican Republic  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: It’s about showing their richness!

NEW Phodographer Jon Resnick in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, Jan 2010

Jon and fellow students were volunteering in the Dominican Republic as part of an alternative break program from the University of Maryland in College Park. The basic instructions for Dog Meets World indicate to choose a background and shoot up close. The idea is not to show the impoverished conditions where the children live, but to respect and honor the individual by showing the richness of their personhood. Jon said he participated to “Give people who otherwise wouldn’t, a tangible photo of themselves. Letting them know someone cares.” See how much they cared here.

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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