NEW Phodographer Rhia Bakshi in Chandigarh, India, Aug. 2010
A junior at American University in Washington DC, Rhia took Dog Meets World to this daycare in her hometown city of Chandigarh while home this summer. Rhia describes that the children’s parents are mostly working women from nearby villages and slums. Rhia writes:
It takes an experience like Dog Meets World to make you realize the power of small things. Handing these children their first photos was truly a heartwarming experience. This picture in particular is beautiful because it captures the children in their natural state. These siblings spent a good long minute examining their photos discussing where they would display them. For me, it was both fascinating and rewarding to see just how much joy they got from the experience.
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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