Pictures have the power to not only keep memories, but to share stories. With social media today, we have the ability to share our memories with the world. Websites like Instagram and Facebook that allow is to take a picture and share it within seconds have revolutionized the way we share our stories. It is amazing how much can be said with just a simple picture, but what if those pictures also contained words?
Robert Fogarty, creator of Dear World, has started a new way of sharing stories. He began his storytelling journey in New Orleans, where people have lost so much. From there, he has gone all over the world taking pictures of people who just want to tell about their experience. Whether it is an uplifting story or one of deep tragedy, Robert is making sure that everyone is heard by being seen.
The pictures that arise from Dear World may only contain a few words, but they say much more. OUAB is proud to bring world-renowned photo project Dear World to The Ohio State University on September 18th and 19th. On both days we will be taking pictures of YOU and your story at the Ohio Union from 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Then, later in the evening of Thursday, September 19th at 7pm, Robert will be coming to campus to share all of the photos that we take and will ask the individuals in the most moving photos to tell the story. (No tickets needed for Robert’s keynote lecture.)
Your story has the power to encourage, strengthen, motivate, and touch someone. Robert always says, “We aren’t changing the world, but we take pictures of people who are.”
What are you waiting for? Take your picture. Tell your story.
– Caroline Forrest,
Special Events Committee