The satisfaction of helping the less privileged in the society fills up the heart of Doug Levitt when he is chasing the dream of giving media coverage to people in poor conditions. In his project the’The Greyhound Diaries’ which involves storytelling and photographic images, paints the picture of people who are struggling in the society. Although not many people who may appreciate the condition the country has plunged into, Doug has chosen to be the voice of the voiceless. In his media project, he has covered 100,000 miles with a vision of gathering stories, memories, songs and pictures of people who use a bus to travel.
The project dabbed ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ has made Doug to interact with people of all kinds. This is because the culture of travelling in buses is slowly dying and those who travel in them have no options. He has thus met different people and has changed his perception about the lower class in the society. ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ has been a project that the artist uses to travel and explore areas which many people in the U.S do not even know. The journey began in 2004 and has been ongoing with a vision to hit the 100,000 miles target.
The Unstoppable Doug Levitt
Doug Levitt, who is a singer-songwriter, was brought up in a family that was doing well financially and thus had an opportunity to attend Cornell University. He studied on different areas but finally settled on a career as a journalist. He worked with Cable News Network (CNN) and later moved to London, United Kingdom. His life again took a twist after he quit journalism and dived into a life of an artist. His desire for art began when he was 16 after his father committed suicide.
It was back in 2004 that began ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ with a mission to showcase to the world places people did not even know they exist. Through ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ he has recorded two records, photo exhibits, a web series, a one-man show and published writings. By the time he was quitting to join the art industry, he had worked as a foreign correspondent. Foreign correspondence work involved being dispatched to Bosnia, Iran and Rwanda.