Doug Levitt is an activist, singer-songwriter and a writer who was born in 1972 in Washington D.C. He is the youngest child of parents David Schwartz and Carol Schwartz a City Council member and mayoral candidate. Levitt is notably known for his project entitled The Greyhound Diaries. The Greyhound diaries was a project conceptualized by Mr. Doug Levitt and has lasted for over 12 years.
Traveling over 100,000 miles on the greyhound, levitt has been able to collect fascinating and riveting photos, and stories that capture his journey. Out of the experience Levitt also has been able to create two records, published writings and a one man show out of his travels. Doug Levitt has been featured on a variety of networks discussing his travels and various endeavors.
These include MSNBC, CNN and Fox News as well as the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Billboard. Prior to deciding to dive into the Greyhound Diaries Project Levitt was a foreign correspondent. Working as a foreign correspondent levitt would broadcast from different places such as Iran, Bosnia, and Rwanda although he was based in London. He later would give up his career as a correspondent to pursue becoming a singer songwriter.
Doug Levitt attended Cornell University and the London School of Economics where he received his masters in International Relations. He later relocated to Nashville and began working with producer David Henry, which would become a long time collaboration resulting in The Greyhound Diaries. A collection of over 20,000 photos many of which are of individuals that he has come in contact with along the way.
His photos capture a haunting depiction of the plight of the often forgotten people around the country. He has shared his creative genius with the public often performing at various homeless shelters across the U.S. He also performs his artistic works at places like the University of Southern California, the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Kenedy Center, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Doug Levitt is an artistic visionary that continues to leave his footprint in the very soil of our country documenting the struggles and giving a voice to the impoverished and often forgotten members of our society.