Secretary of State John Kerry is doing much to start up stalled peace negotiations in the Middle East. This summer photo diplomacy vis-a-vie Dog Meets World was presented for the third year to the students of a group called New Story Leadership for the Middle East.The nonprofit brings together young professional Israelis and Palestinians who are willing to talk and take action for peace. They were taken by the simple idea of using photography to connect and to validate others. Three of this year’s class will be taking Foto, the mascot and participating as new phoDOGraphers back home and in their travels. We look forward to hearing all the inventive ways they incorporate Dog Meets World. Peace everyone.
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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