Graduating Phodographer Becca Cohen in Agua Prieta, Mexico, March 2010
Hurray and BOW WOW for all Spring 2010 Graduates, including Dog Meets World intern Becca Cohen.
Becca dedicated hours of work this semester, including taking the photo project to this Mexican border town on her Alternate Spring Break. Adding DMW gave all the Univ. Maryland, College Park students an easy way to interact with the local children. Becca said “We were building an addition with a family, so on the first day on the worksite we took pictures of their kids. The next day neighbors came by with their kids to have their pictures taken. Johanna, the daughter of the family we were building with, would come up to us making a “take a picture” sign with her hands to communicate that someone new wanted a picture. Seeing the clamor and excitement as they watched the pictures print was incredible.”
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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