Phodographer Prof. Patrick Fleming in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Dec. 2009
As a 2006 Fulbright Scholar to Kyrgyzstan, Prof. Fleming established close relationships at the International University of Kyrgyzstan. Returning in December 2009 he decided “How better to spread the ethos of Dog Meets World than to tell emerging leaders about the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool to building connections among the people of the world“. He gave a short lecture on NGOs, non-profits and DMW itself, and then gathered the group of English language students at the university’s main entrance for photographs. They retired to a classroom and watched their photos print out while he continued to explain the goals of DMW and how important humanitarian service is to our lives! See everyone posing with printer, photos, DMW concept paper (download at bottom of this webpage) and Foto in hand. What a great lesson.
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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