Bita Ghassemi

Filmmaker and photographer
bitaghassemi95@gmail.combitaghassemi.com
Bita Ghassemi

Bita

Ghassemi

Man At The Getty

2019, 35mm photo on glossy print, 20 x 16 in

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Ghassemi

Dipped

2018, 35mm photo on glossy paper, 16 x 20 in

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35

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Ghassemi

A Stranger In Santa Monica

2018, 35mm photo on glossy paper, 16 x 20 in

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35

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Ghassemi

A Stop on the Silk Road

2020, 35mm Photo on glossy paper, 20 x 16 in

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35

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Ghassemi

Woman at the MOMA

2018, 35mm Photo on glossy paper, 16 x 20 in

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35

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Ghassemi

Man in the Montreal Underground

2018, 35mm photo on glossy paper, 16 x 20 in

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35
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Bita Ghassemi

About the Artist

Bita Ghassemi is an Iranian-American film director and photographer from Austin, TX. As an advocate for diversity in front of and behind the camera, she has directed Farsi-language short films that have premiered at a multitude of festivals around the world. Other projects she has worked on include award-winning narrative short films, documentaries, music videos, branded content, campaign videos and commercials. She is the founder of PILLARBOXED, a video production company based in Austin, TX with a mission to diversify Hollywood narratives and create visually compelling, universal stories that strike a balance between entertaining audiences, finding truth in humanity, and delivering meaningful societal messages.

Artist Statement

The concept of anonymity fascinates me, this is why, oftentimes, I will photograph subjects from the back. I hope to find a greater truth in humanity, one that depicts the richness and complexities of everyday life without revealing too much about the subject. As I seek to interpret their identities through my lens, a lot is left to the viewers imagination. I hope to show the beauty of the people on this earth, and that our daily lives, however foreign they may seem, are not so different after all.