Daily Foto: One of my highest highs in Costa Rica

Apr 16, 2010   //   Costa Rica, Daily Foto, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: One of my highest highs in Costa Rica

NEW Phodographer Kathryn Rouillard with the Peace Corps in Ortega, Costa Rica, March 2010

Kathryn writes: “Just a quick note to tell you how thrilled I am to be part of the Dog Meets World project. I am anxious to share my reflection and pictures with you and others, but I wanted to check in with you while I am still coming down from one of the highest highs I have experienced thus far as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica.. Thank you!

When describing her motivation to become a phodographer Kathryn explained, “I have been blessed with photo documentation of my first birthday, my first trip to the beach, my first day of school, my first prom… I cherish a picture of my grandfather which I have had next to my bed since he passed away last year. Through pictures, I have told my life story to my friends and neighbors in Ortega and, through pictures, I have frozen unforgettable moments in time like laughs with friends, kisses with boyfriends, and breathtaking scenery in places like Spain, Paraguay, and now, Costa Rica. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to pass on such joy to families in Ortega. Today I took a family photo for a woman with two children and a newborn baby. That is something special.

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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