Description of Photo Project “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE”

“This Must Be The Place” is a photo and video exhibition exploring a story about finding those moments in time, like tears lost in the rain. Ultimately it is about searching, sometimes failing, but truly celebrating those moments, however fleeting, when we find our lost time, when our echoes reach us again.

About Otessa Marie Ghadar:

Otessa Marie Ghadar is a storyteller at heart — whether through her photography, film, her books, or teaching. She seeks to capture that fleeting sense of nostalgia, but in the present… and to consider what could be.

As one of the web series medium’s earliest adopters, Otessa is a true forerunner of digital media. Her MFA thesis at Columbia University’s film school (Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden) is one of the longest continually running shows online. With an international audience in over 145 countries, OJBG has been recognized not only by a loyal global following, but also by industry heavy hitters. OJBG is a six-time Telly Awards Winner, a three-time Webby Awards Official Honoree (considered the “Oscars of New Media”), among others.

Otessa is also the founder and president of DC-based full-service digital media company: 20/20 Productions. In addition to creating and curating work, her non-profit is currently planning its 5th Annual DC Web and Digital Media Festival (DC Web Fest).

Through insight gained from both “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden” (OJBG) and 20/20Productions, Otessa Ghadar wrote and published the digital media industry’s first textbook, The Wild West of Film. This DIY-guide for creative professionals teaches novices and experts alike how to create, market and manage in the digital age.

Otessa lives in Washington DC with her husband and numerous pets.  She is currently and working on her next project — a YA sci fi project called “Lemma”.

Fathom Gallery is a multi use event space located in the heart of Logan Circle in Washington, DC. In addition to private events, Fathom Gallery fosters an appreciation for local arts, culture, digital and interactive art and design.
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