Dear World: Collaborate

I first learned of Robert Fogarty and “Dear World, Write Our Future” after seeing some of his images from the 2011 startup event Big Omaha.  After spending quite a bit of time looking over his work, I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing the scope of the Dear World project is – essentially giving voices to people that may otherwise go unheard.  And they are powerful voices, with amazing messages of hopes, dreams, and fears.  I reached out to Robert and he suggested a collaboration.  Here are those images.

A special thanks to the artistic contributions of Jami Graves, Phillip Harder, Garrett Cornelison, & little man Finn Graves.


photo below by phillip harder:

photo below by garrett cornelison:



  • February 22, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Brianne Sanchez - This is awesome, Anna!

    I remember you mentioning this project when we talked for the story about Van. Looks super cool!

    The Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation is hosting 100 “at-risk” kids from 7th-12th grade for a conference at Drake July 19-21. One of the workshop tracks is “Tell Your Story,” and if you’re interested in facilitating a talk / continuing this series, let me know!

    – Brianne