Foto’s Blog: It takes a village in Jamaica

Oct 6, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, Jamaica  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: It takes a village in Jamaica

Phodographer Barbara Gilbert near Kingston Jamaica, August 2010

Remarkable Barbara Gilbert, who started what has become “Barbara’s Village” in Jamaica. She visited recently with Dog Meets World to bring the photo project to her beloved villagers! Barbara describes Dog Meets World to others:

The project is basically to link kids in 3rd world countries through photography, using a little dog (who is in all the pictures) and a portable printer so the pictures can be printed on site. This project was inspired by my Barbaras Village project, which inspired yet one other person, Carolyn, that one person can make a difference. Carolyn took her passion for photography and started this project. She contacted me, our initial meeting over a year ago, to introduce me to the project which I fell in love with. When she told me there were no Jamaican pictures, I immediately came on!!

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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