Gallery Openings and Events

Fathom Gallery Presents Otessa Ghadar This Must Be The Place

Ceiba Tree courtesy of Otessa Ghadar.

Ceiba Tree courtesy of Otessa Ghadar.

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Public Reception: Wednesday, November 16 from 6pm to 8pm

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Public Reception: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For two days only, Fathom Gallery will host a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC based artist Otessa Ghadar. In conjunction with FotoDC, Fathom Gallery presents This Must Be The Place, 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.

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 now the longest continually running show 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 20/20 Productions, 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 is also an adjunct professor at American University.

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

Fathom Gallery is located at 1333 14th St. NW. For more information on Fathom Gallery visit www.fathomgallery.org. For information, images or to arrange an interview or preview of the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Carberry, 202.630.2278, [email protected]