Phodographer Marti Johnson in Gulu District Northern Uganda May 2010
Marti is heading back to the USA after 10 months in Uganda. About this photo she said “It’s rare that the camera reaches the children in Gulu district, Northern Uganda. However, Dog Meets World provided the opportunity for children to have positive portraits taken and to receive copies of the images. For most, it is the only photo of themselves that they own. News of the “dog photos” spread quickly throughout the village and long lines formed. Around the world, millions of other children are waiting for the opportunity. Become a phodographer and give a photograph to one of these children.”
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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
"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