Robert Fogarty

You might have seen beautiful photographs of people with messages written on their bodies floating around the internet over the past decade. If you have, Robert X. Fogarty more than likely took the photograph.

What started in 2010 as an art project to document people’s love of New Orleans has grown into an internationally known organization dedicated to celebrating the power of a personal story.

Robert has delivered Dear World’s Brain Tattoo™ Storytelling Method to some of the world’s top organizations including UBS, Accenture, Genentech, AstraZeneca, and the Duke Men’s Basketball Team. Fogarty’s keynotes include a two-hour Dear World portrait shoot for keynote buyers that replaces the traditional book signing.

He’s also traveled the world working with communities including the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting survivors, Boston marathon bombing survivors, South Sudanese civil liberties activists, COVID ICU nurses, and Syrian Refugees.

Robert and Dear World have been featured in media outlets across the globe, including CNN, The Today Show, The Guardian (UK), L’Express (France), and The New York Times. In 2014 and 2016, Robert was the commencement speaker at his alma mater, the University of Oregon.

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