“Bringing Robert to Southwest’s headquarters was an amazing experience that our employees loved,” says Marilee McInnis, Sr. Manager of Culture & Communication at Southwest Airlines. “His moving and emotional portraits were an exercise in team building, and helped to acknowledge some of our employees and their efforts that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.”
Robert X. Fogarty’s distinct portraits have been called a “loudspeaker for the world.”
The project began as a photographic love note to New Orleans and he recognized that his distinct portraits could take on more stories regardless of religion, race or language. He has photographed thousands including survivors of major disasters
as well as recognizable people like Susan Sarandon, Elle Macpherson, Deepak Chopra and Drew Brees.
Fogarty’s Dear World keynote and photos shoot explores the subtle and powerful connections that colleagues, clients and staff have at events and conventions across the country. The award-winning interactive event brings Fogarty to photograph attendees over one or a series of days and culminates with a participatory and emotionally stimulating keynote address.
He’s worked with organizations and universities large and small including American Express and Southwest Airlines and at Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown.
“Fogarty will leave you convinced that beautiful things start simply,” says Katharine Wolf, keynote director of the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference.
To book Robert or request rates for speech and portrait shoots:
If you are a person interested in organizing your own “Dear World” shoot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org