Getting inside the shoes of another person gives you an idea of where it pinches. Doug Levitt has traveled far and wide on Greyhound buses. He has gathered stories, pictures as well as memories of his adventure. He has had the chance of meeting people in America who getting by is a struggle.
Doug Levitt has traveled over 120,000 miles. Which has led to the of Greyhound Diaries. It is an account of what lies behind the headlines, a struggling populace beyond our imagination. Doug Levitt shows how horrifying it can be in the middle of the night, on the road, with complete strangers by your side. It is a heartfelt narration, and any traveler can relate to it irrespective of age and race.
The Greyhound Diaries is a project modeled on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) initiative. It seeks to portray America at its point of crisis. Doug Levitt has, through sharing his story and listening to other people’s stories, grown and become a decent observer of the world. He has been able to meet up with individuals whose opinions are not aired just because of their locality.
About Doug Levitt
Doug Levit grew up in Washington, D.C. His mother, a D.C. Republican, exposed him to politics at a young age. This gave him insights on political orientation. Growing up, he was also a member of the gospel choir in high school. Doug saw that music is a language that everybody understands and sought to use it as a platform to reach out to people. Washington, D.C. has people from different races, the experience of various people on the bus was quite similar to the struggles he was exposed to while growing up.
Doug Levitt obtained his International Relations Masters from London School of Economics. He was formerly a foreign correspondent for ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. He dispatched from Rwanda, Iran, and Bosnia among others. Doug is now a songwriter, writer, photographer as well as an activist.
During his travels, he has captured over 20,000 pictures. His works have been on several high ranking newscasts such as CNN and Fox News. He seeks to show the pain and struggle people go through, and his music is the vessel he uses. The road has been his mode of expression as an artist, and projecting the poverty he comes across while traveling is his way of helping out.