Foto’s Blog: Caring can be as simple as sharing a Photo

Oct 7, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, Jamaica  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Caring can be as simple as sharing a Photo

Phodographer Barbara Gilbert in Jamaica, August 2010

Barbara Gilbert, was a 2009 semifinalist in a national contest sponsored by CVS/pharmacy to recognize those that care and appeared on Good Morning America. She recently visited the Village that she started. She received approval from Food for the Poor to make Dog Meets World as part of her trip at 2 stops, Barbara’s Village and Alpha Boys Home. Barbara wrote “So after lunch I pulled out the little dog and the printer. The children were immediately curious and excited. The adults seemed rather bored with the whole idea, but that did not last long. As soon as the pictures began to print out, they joined the crowd of kids around the printer and by the end of the day, everyone in the village, including the oldest resident, grandpa shown above, had to have their picture taken with the little dog!

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"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

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Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars

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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