“Allowing us to experience Dear World was life changing for our leadership team.”
-Kim Burgdorf, Director, American Express
“A beautiful tribute.”
-Oprah Winfrey on Dear World’s work with Stuart Scott’s daughters.
“Robert’s portraits are part journalism and part story. When you look at person’s eyes and read their words, a beautiful feeling about what matters overcomes you.”
Dear World is a renowned, interactive storytelling experience that unites people through pictures in its distinct message-on-skin style and has been used by the world’s leading companies and universities to learn about their employees and students.
Its precursor, Dear New Orleans, became an alternative platform for people to write love notes to their city. Before launching Dear World, the project’s founder, Robert Fogarty noticed that the simple portraits could be a vehicle for shared communication no matter race, religion or language.
Dear World has appeared on the TODAY show, CNN, in the Washington Post and in over 30 countries. Dear World has photographed Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.
The project has also photographed Laurene Powell Jobs, Peter Thiel as well as the executives of several major companies including Pacific Life, UBS and Astra Zeneca. Because of its work with his private clients, Dear World uses a portion of its revenues to underwrite the project costs of their field projects, 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. Most recently, Fogarty traveled to the Zataari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which now houses over 200,000 Syrian refugees and is the second largest refugee camp in the world. They’ve also worked with Boston marathon bombing survivors who returned to the finish line to take their Dear World portraits. Their latest piece featured Taelor and Sydni Scott, the daughters of the late sports icon Stuart Scott.
To book Dear World or request rates for our custom storytelling experience at your annual meeting, executive leadership retreat or on your campus, you can contact us in the following ways.
If you are a person interested in organizing your own “Dear World” shoot for a school or community organization, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org