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Foto’s Blog: Photo Diplomacy & Public Diplomacy in Mumbai as Obama visits India

Nov 7, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, India  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Photo Diplomacy & Public Diplomacy in Mumbai as Obama visits India


Phodographer Chinmoy Majumdar in Mumbai, India, November 2010

Chinmoy Majumdar said he took this picture as part of his second experience with the Dog Meets World project, this time at Snehasadan ( A home for homeless street children in Mumbai). He and his colleagues “teach English language to these kids for securing there job in future. And this is the project Michelle Obama is supposed to explore this week while President Obama conducts his diplomatic visit to India”.

Diplomacy comes in all forms and can be between citizens sharing and affirming through the power of a personal photograph. Join the DMW community of phoDOGraphers!

Happy Independence Day to All from Dog Meets World!

Jul 4, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Haiti  //  Comments Off on Happy Independence Day to All from Dog Meets World!

Phodographer Leah Hudson in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, April 2009

It’s funny to note the touch of American influence in far flung areas of the world…. like the Harvard T-shirt this child was wearing. Dog Meet World wants everyone to influence others with personal affirmation through photography.

Michelle Obama said during the commencement address for George Washington University “know that when you serve others abroad, you’re serving our country, too. You’re showing the world the true face of America –- our generosity, our strength, the enduring power of our ideals, the infinite reservoir of our hope.”

Happy Birthday America.

Everyone should have a picture of their children and grandchildren.

May 17, 2010   //   General  //  1 Comment

I, Carolyn Lane, founder of Dog Meets World heard Michelle Obama at the commencement on the National Mall for George Washington University. These words struck me as telling for DMW….Michelle described a diplomatic meeting in which Secretary Clinton said she “…thought everyone should bring pictures of their children and grandchildren to international meetings, and set those pictures right in front of them and ask themselves, “Is the decision that we’re about to make going to make their lives better?”

Dog Meets World exists because the reality is that so many people in the world do not have a single picture of themselves, their children or grandchildren. Imagine how powerful it would be to share a photo. Join us, become a phoDOGrapher!

Michelle concluded her remarks saying “But just know that when you serve others abroad, you’re serving our country, too. You’re showing the world the true face of America –- our generosity, our strength, the enduring power of our ideals, the infinite reservoir of our hope.”

Thanks Michelle for reminding us how we can all touch the lives of others.

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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