Raves

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Everyone on the trip was so touched at how much joy the pictures brought! I would never have imagined the impact it would have on them and on me! Taking their pictures gave me an opportunity to talk to them for a moment while I was setting up each shot. I feel like I have 400 friends in this village now!

Amy Speckman Phodographer Costa Rica


What a joy it was to see the beautiful eyes light up when receiving a picture of them and their family. It was the most precious moment to share when minds and heart were wide opened for us to create community all together. It brought tears to my eyes.

Dr.Annabelle Gallois, Phodographer Haiti


Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. I truly and honestly believe the project 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


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


There is great value in the exchange of a picture. People in poor countries are used to see foreigners bring money, assistance, but the fact of giving a picture opens a different dimension. It means opening a door to friendship and real interest on that person. How many people in poor countries have direct personal attention?

Dr. Andres Gallo,Univ. of North Florida, from Argentina


I’m thrilled to be part of the DMW project; it has been one of the highest highs I have experienced thus far as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica.

Kathryn Rouillard, Phodographer Costa Rica


I am honored to work with Dog Meets World because of its ability to facilitate connections around the world. DMW literally provides a snapshot into the lives of individuals in diverse communities spanning the globe. Using photos as a medium for understanding and connection is a powerful platform.

Maia Pelleg, Kiva Fellow & Phodographer Ghana


Participating in Dog Meets World has been a truly magical experience. Reaching across a continent (South America) to share photos, memories and spread happiness one smile at a time was priceless. All the children and adults I met without exception have found the project to be one that brings joy and wonderment.

John Carr, London Phodographer


It made me happy because we took photos of the children and we were able to give them their own picture, which they never had.

Gracie Hughes, age 8 Phodographer Guatemala


DMW is an excellent example of what I am studying, Public Diplomacy. You are taking an aspect of Western culture and society and exporting it in a positive way globally, which is in-turn being received positively! People-to-people diplomacy is the way diplomacy will be in the 21st century.

Naomi Leight, Master’s candidate, Univ. Southern Calif.


Practicing Dog Meets World in Haiti made hundreds of people happy by not only taking their pictures, but also by handing them almost instantly their own pictures. Merci, Merci beaucoup on behalf of our students. What I like the most, while I was looking at the pictures is how every child has a unique way to hold the dog to express their pride.

Jacky Dorleans, Principal, Cite Soleil School, Haiti


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


The project is much bigger than one person. What makes it interesting is that it is massive, however it concentrates on and acknowledges one child at the time. It makes everyone feel special. DMW is impacting lives in a way that I have never seen before.

Kamele “Oupa” Seane, Director Intercultural Center for PEACE, University of North Florida


I believe Dog Meets World has the potential to enhance every international Rotary program, including the Rotary Polio initiative. I can only speak from my past international project experience and how it could have enhanced our trip and made a significant impact on the local community.

Will Montoya, Rotarian Ponte Vedra Beach, FL


This is an inspiring organization that aims to give every child in need a photo of him or herself. Can you imagine what it would be like to have never seen your own picture? As someone who has been tagged in some 800 pictures on Facebook, I personally can’t.

Arielle Jacobs, MBA student Boston College


The orphanage was built on the old dump, right close to the newer dump were children wait for the garbage trucks to come in and fight over anything of use. We gathered alot of the children up and took a picture of each and then printed a picture of them selves to keep. None of them had ever had a picture taken before Dog Meets World.

Paul Sifton, Phodographer Dominican Republic


The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World! I asked the kids in my photo class about owning pictures. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned. Needless to say, that was a big part of the excitement for them!

Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda


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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