Phodographer Barbara Gilbert in Barbara’s Village, Jamaica, August 2010
We are proud to call Barbara a phoDOGrapher for Dog Meets World. Barbara describes herself, “I am an unstoppable, passionate 55 year old single mother of 4 grown children and 7 dogs. I am currently a graduate student completing my MSW. I am the creator of AdvocacyforHope.com, with the mission to connect people with my one woman projects in Jamaica. Partnering with Food for the Poor, I have raised funds for housing in Jamaica, resulting in a community called Barbara’s Village, Jamaica. I am an example an ordinary person can make a difference, as I am a voice for the poor of Jamaica, a lifetime commitment.”
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John Carr, Phodographer across South America
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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
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