Phodographer Carolyn Lane in Ambergris Caye, Belize, September 2010
Dog Meets World offers an easy and truly fun way to connect with the locals while traveling. Heading to Belize to scuba dive the famous barrier reef, I contacted the owner of our hotel and described the photo project. Midweek during our stay she directed me to a community in need on the island and even provided use of a golf cart and donated the time of one of her young staff to serve as guide and “introducer”. While the undersea panorama was outstanding, spending a day in neighborhoods off the tourist beat let us see so much more. Our experience of Belize was totally enhanced and enriched by our people-to-people interactions and connections. It was especially fun when the young man pictured above came out with his puppy to pose with DMW mascot Foto, the pup!
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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