Saturday, October 29, 2016

DC’s Fathom Gallery to Host Artist Otessa Ghadar Exhibit “This Must Be The Place”

For two days only, Fathom Gallery will host a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC-based artist Otessa Ghadar.

Washington, DC, October 29, 2016 – 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.

The exhibit will take place Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and a Public Reception: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fathom Gallery, a multi-use event space located in the heart of Logan Circle at 1333 14th Street in Washington, DC.

“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,” says Ghadar. A storyteller at heart — whether through her photography, film, her books, or teaching--Ghadar 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, Ghadar 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.

Ghadar 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.

Ghadar 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 fosters an appreciation for local arts, culture, digital and interactive art and design. For more information on Fathom Gallery visit For a full listing of FotoDC activities and exhibitions visit

For information, images or to arrange an interview or preview of the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Carberry, 202.630.2278, or email

Steven Infanti
SMI Communications
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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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