Foto’s Blog: Photo diplomacy in St. Lucia

Sep 14, 2011   //   Foto's Blog, St. Lucia  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Photo diplomacy in St. Lucia


Phodographer Carolyn Lane with Lisa Kuk in Fond St. Jacques, St. Lucia, Sept. 2011

While in St. Lucia, Dog Meets World founder Carolyn Lane introduced photo diplomacy to Peace Corps Volunteer Lisa Kuk (posing with Foto, above left). Lisa is serving with her husband Thom in this southern village in St. Lucia that was the hardest hit by the hurricane of 2010. We “practiced” with two local school children who were thrilled to watch the printing process of their own photo. The Dog Meets World organization donated a printer and supplies so that Lisa may photograph many of the children and families in the area.

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