Many artists seek to express themselves in different ways, but Doug Levitt has traveled the road less trodden. Doug Levitt chose to travel across various States with the Greyhound Buses collecting stores. Through his many travels, he met many people from all walks of life who shared their life struggles.
Many of the low and middle-income earners use the Greyhound Buses to Traverse through the different States. They don’t use the bus because they want to, but because they have to. In the bus, Doug comes across all forms of problems in the society including poverty and addiction. Doug has collected stories and pictures from myriad people. With his ongoing Greyhound Diaries Project, Doug has produced recordings and web series.
The inspiration for the projects was modeled from the WPA Project of the 1930s; a Federal Government sponsored project. Doug has collected over 20,000 images through his travels that have captured stories from all angles. He has performed work in various areas including The Kennedy Center, the Woody Guthrie Center, and the University Of Southern California.
Doug Levitt was once a foreign correspondent. While he was based in London, Doug has worked in different countries like Bosnia, Rwanda, and Iran among other countries. After many years in the media world, Doug decided to change course and became a songwriter and an author.
Doug was fortunate enough to attend high-end schools for his education. He attended the Cornell University for his undergraduate and later the London School of Economics for his Masters in International Relations.
Doug’s work has been featured in various publications including The Sunday Times of London, Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Before the Presidential election, Doug participated in the Voter registration and also the get-out-the-vote-tour in the ten swing States. He has written a Memoir which will be released soon. The Song from a Son is Memoir that tells a story of his encounters as a Traveler. Like many people, Doug has experienced great challenges, and the Memoir has helped him deal with his personal struggles.