Foto’s Blog: Seeing their faces light up in Costa Rica

Oct 28, 2010   //   Costa Rica, Foto's Blog  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Seeing their faces light up in Costa Rica


Phodographer Kyle Greufe in Costa Rica, August, 2010

Kyle is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. He said Dog Meets World has been one of the favorite activities he’s done at his school.

The best part would have to be seeing the faces of the children when they received their pictures, especially for those students whom I think don’t have very many, if any, pictures of themselves. The faces of these children were fixed on the printer, watching their image take shape, and then their faces lit up when they got to receive their own personal picture, for free, to enjoy. (Each picture comes with the date printed on it, so they can remember when it was taken.) Those were the kids that really made the project worth while. For these reasons, Dog Meets World is a great project to share with those who haven’t shared the same opportunities I may have had as a child. And I think the smiles in the photos speak for themselves.

Read more on Kyle’s blog.

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John Carr, Phodographer across South America

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