Phodographer Itza Carbajal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Aug. 2010
Itza, a student at the University of Texas in San Antonio volunteered at an orphanage in Honduras. She said what was special about doing Dog Meets World was the thrill of the children when they learned they could actually keep their pictures. Surprising, how children who has gone through so much pain can still shine with happiness.
LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS…..spread through the power of photography and a little Foto pup, with a heart and a peace sign on it’s paws! Happy Valentine’s Day World!
NEW Phodographer Itza Carbajal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Aug. 2010
Itza, a student at the University of Texas in San Antonio spent part of her summer volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras. She said about doing Dog Meets World with the children that “I think what struck them the most was that they could actually keep their pictures. As for my helpers, the kids were my phodogers. Many of them became very good photographers by the end of my visit. This little girl (above) had the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. I loved asking her to pose with Foto because her smile would always appear like magic. She radiated with joy in very picture I took of her. Surprising, how children who has gone through so much pain can still shine with happiness in a photograph!”
NEW Phodographer Itza Carbajal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Aug. 2010
Itza (seen lower right) is a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Itza volunteered at an orphanage called San Nektario Hogar Para Ninos. She said “This hogar is special. Instead of the typical orphanage that acts as a temporary home for the kids, this hogar expects to keep the kids until they are 18. Also, these kids aren’t only from the streets as the vast majority of them came from abusive homes. None of them kept any pictures they might have had from their childhoods, so a little playdate with Foto of Dog Meets World was very special. This little girl, would not let go of Foto, and constantly asked to have his picture taken. It was great to see the happiness Foto brought.”
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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