Daily Foto: Foto was a hit with the Maasai

Jul 26, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Tanzania  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Foto was a hit with the Maasai

Phodographer Gloria Upchurch in Olmoti, Tanzania June 2010

Gloria, a professional documentary phodographer said:

I to have traveled globally to some of the poorest countries in the world as a photographer. I recognize how badly families in these underserved communities are in need of food, medical care, education, etc. For the children in these communities it’s not always about what they need, how about the need to just be a kid. I think that Dog Meets World is a simple way to say hi, how beautiful you are. I left 75 Polaroid pics of children and mother’s with FOTO in a Maasai Village in central Tanzania. They have never had a picture of themselves, and to watch as the image developed in front of their eyes was simply amazing to them. It didn’t fill their belly’s, it simply gave them joy.

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