Robert X. Fogarty in Joplin, Missouri, U.S.A.

Robert X. Fogarty in Joplin, Missouri, U.S.A.

We aren’t changing the world, but we take pictures of people who are.

I started this project in 2009, when people across New Orleans wrote their “love notes to the city.”

I’ve looked into the eyes of thousands. They’ve shared the hopes and fears, their losses and joy with me regardless of their religion, race or language.

We ask people to share a story that only they can tell.

Dear World is part business/art project/social experiment.

We explore stories of hope. Stories of struggle. Stories of a brighter day.

Our next step? We’re working towards a beautiful, wonderful world where more people send a message to family, friends and strangers in this way.

Where people get that we’re connected and that you can build something fast alone, but to build anything great you have to go together.


Robert X. Fogarty
Dear World