Robert Fogarty Profile
Dear World began when Fogarty began asking residents of New Orleans to write a "love note to their City" and he soon recognized that the project could take on more stories regardless of religion, race or language.
He has photographed thousands including survivors of the Boston marathon bombing and Syrian refugees as well as recognizable people like Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Susan Sarandon and Drew Brees.
Dear World has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, PBS and in the Washington Post, New York Times and Inc. magazine.
Fogarty's interactive keynote speech and portrait shoot explores the subtle and powerful connections of colleagues, strangers, friends and family at annual conventions, leadership retreats and on college campuses throughout the country and the world.
About Dear World:
Robert X. Fogarty founded Dear World, a portrait project that unites people through pictures in his distinct message-on-skin style. Their work has been published in over 30 countries, and Oprah.com said, "Some of the photographs suggest an untold story that gives your spine a shiver." Dear World has photographed Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.
Dear World uses a portion of its revenues to underwrite and produce field projects around the world, which document people with incredible stories to share. Dear World traveled to Joplin, Missouri, the site of an EF tornado that killed 160 and Breezy Point, New York, where a 6-alarm fire destroyed 111 homes during Hurricane Sandy, and to the world's second largest refugee camp in Jordan which now houses over 150,000 Syrians. Their most recent field project asked survivors of the Boston marathon bombing to return to the finish line to take their Dear World portraits.
At Dear World, our team works closely with companies and organizations who recognize that when colleagues know more about each other and the people they serve, the work improves. Our process began simply, to ask a person to share a message about something or to someone they love.
We found that these portraits often became the first line in a story that brings us closer to our work and our colleagues.