The People

Saaret E. Yoseph

Founder / Director / Producer
Saaret is a recent graduate student of the Communication, Culture and Technology program at Georgetown University. She has written extensively for TheRoot.com, covering issues of global identity, intra-racial divides, pop culture pigeonholing and the rocky, tech-enhanced terrain of Generation Y. A first-time filmmaker, frequent metro rider and native of Washington, D.C., her involvement in the project began as a search for one graffiti artist on the red line. Watch “Who Is Ju?” to learn more.

Jeremy Mines

Director of Photography
Jeremy is a filmmaker living and working in the Washington, DC area. After graduating from The Art Institute of Washington with a B.A. in Digital Film and Video Production, he founded his own production company called Jeremy Mines Films. Jeremy has since produced and directed documentary films, entertainment videos and commercials. Check out more of his work at JeremyMinesFilms.com.

Julie Espinosa

Contributing Cinematography
Julie is a filmmaker with seven years experience in the art of documentary storytelling. She received her B.A. in film and video from Harvard University and an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. Between her time in academia, she worked in documentary production and post-production in Austin, Texas and has contributed to such films as The Vanishing of the Bees, Sunshine, and Trinidad. Currently, Julie serves as a teaching assistant for undergraduate documentary production courses at Georgetown University. See her portfolio here.

Al R. Morgan

Contributing Cinematography
Al is a full-time commercial editor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a background in news style editing and 4 years of experience at WBFF, Baltimore’s Fox news affiliate. In 2010, he started his own production company called 5/5 Human and has since been recognized as an up-and-comer in the entertainment industry by Examiner.com. His previous work has included projects for the United Way, a DVD for Kelly Bell Band Live and the reality show Random 1 that was picked up by A&E. Take a look at Al’s work with 5/5 Human here.

Metasebia Yoseph

Art & Marketing Director
Metasebia is freelance curator and multi-media artist living in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in Art History at the University of Maryland – College Park and has contributed to a variety of exhibitions, including Politics By Design and I Kid You Not! the Embassy of Finland’s 2009 showcase on Finnish youth. A first-generation Ethiopian-American, Metasebia is passionate about using art to explore culture and identity. She is currently working on a coffee table book and provides architectural consulting to a local Real Estate firm. Find out about more Metasebia’s eye for art on The Muse Collective website.

Katrina Paz

Graphic & Web Designer/Developer
A graphic designer whose talents stretch from the canvas to the web, Katrina is a veritable Jane of all trades. A love for typography moved her to paint graffiti art, for which she has been recognized in several gallery shows including A Decade of Destruction and Lost & Found. Her participation in The Meat Market – Performance Week Mural also won the Washington City Paper’s Best Family Friendly Mural Award in 2008. As a designer, Katrina firmly believes that, as Saul Bass once said, “Design is thinking made visual”. With this in mind, she works to articulate designs that communicate clear graphic solutions and consistently strives to add new skill-sets to her repertoire of web development and online marketing. Take a look at Katrina’s portfolio to learn more.

Yodith Dammlash

Photographer/Photo Editor
A photographer living and working in the Washington area, Yodith has a B.F.A. in fine art photography from Corcoran College of Art & Design. Her professional and artistic works have been featured on online as well as print publications, including Mambu Badu, TheRoot.com, The YBF and PG Suite magazine. Her photography often explores personal concepts of identity, namely perceptions “black womanhood” and her own Ethiopian-American ancestry. Check out Yodith’s portfolio to see more of her work.

Jada F. Smith

Production Assistant
Jada F. Smith is a journalist, blogger and aspiring documentary filmmaker living in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in one form or another in The New York Times, The PBS NewsHour, The Rachel Maddow Show, NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michele Martin,” TheRoot.com, HoneyMag.com and AtlantaPost.com. However, she is most proud of CasualTuesdays.com, the blog she founded for working women who traverse the metro in five inch heels.

* To submit your own photos, footage or find out more about Red Line D.C. contact us at citylovedc@gmail.com .

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