I’m the founder of DMW and I’ve traveled frequently with G-Adventures. I had the opportunity to meet CEO Bruce Poon Tip and he asked me share the story of how my travels in the developing world help spark my desire to affirm children through photography and establish photo diplomacy. Thanks G-Adventures for promoting Dog Meets World with this postcard!
Phodographer Austin Lane in Hilloq, Peru, Nov 2008
From the VERY beginning the process of photo sharing with Dog Meets World always draws a fascinated crowd of participants. The portable printer is VERY interesting to watch and the time spent waiting for the individual photos to print is perfect time for much looking and learning. We study each other across our cultural divide. What is most evident is our shared humanity. We are alike!
Phodographer Austin Lane in Huilloq, Peru, November 2008
Co-founder Austin was the first to practice Dog Meets World. While on vacation in Peru, he brought along Foto and a portable printer and sought out a community off the beaten path. Mesmerized by the stunning local fabrics and costumes, he practiced Take & Give photography much to the delight of this mother and many others. Anyone can connect cultures through photography…it’s like voluntourism for everyone on holiday in the world of need. JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
Little Foto the mascot of Dog Meets World has been met with joy around the globe….in 28 countries so far. Now add adorable children and a parrot and you’ve got a priceless photo memory for parents in Aquas Calientes, the gateway town for the famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.
Phodographer and Teacher John Rader in the Sacred Valley, Peru March 2010
Just take along your own Foto dog (see under Participate) and a portable printer to easily connect and share through the power of photography like educator John Rader did with these siblings while in Peru over spring break. Dog Meets World believes that each single shared photograph is an indelible affirmation that is left behind as a tiny seed of peace. Join the movement and give back on all your travels in the world of need.
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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