OTL Blog

The source for photography tips, student news, and exciting updates from OTL.

The Second Session of Picture it Healthy is in Full Swing!

Written by OTL Volunteers on February 28 2011

OTL teachers educate 5th and 6th graders from five different schools in a photovoice project that helps students learn the basics of photography, document parts of their neighborhood (walking field trips) and learn about healthy eating and active lifestyles. Read Post


OTL Interns Rock their Presentations

Written by OTL Volunteers on February 22 2011

OTL's amazing interns have presented some dynamic and engaging presentations lately! Check out these photographs of Kaitlyn and Eliza! Read Post


Muralist Mike Maxwell

Written by Niki Even on February 20 2011

One of our OTL interns, M Olivia Burd, interviewed the local artist Mike Maxwell today at theHIVE ("communal working digs for independent urban creatives") where his new mural can be seen...check out Mike on their website! Read Post


Happy V-day!

Written by Niki Even on February 14 2011

This means Happy Valentines Day, but maybe more importantly Happy V-day: "a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls" (vday.org) Read Post


Water in Focus Exhibition-6th Month Run at the San Diego Airport

Written by OTL Volunteers on February 14 2011

OTL members finish the de-installation of the Water in Focus Exhibition, which was up for 6 months and admired by over one million viewers as they exited terminal 2 of the San Diego Airport. Read Post


First OTL Board Meeting of 2011

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on February 11 2011

Hello, there! OTL hosted it's initial 2011 board meeting to discuss programs, events, and finances. Stay in touch for updates! Read Post


Happy Birthday, Elisa!

Written by Niki Even on February 08 2011

OTL's director, Elisa Marusak Thomson, celebrates her birthday with style this year! Read Post


ALBA Exhibition

Written by Niki Even on February 08 2011

Students from a 10-week project display the projects they were working on at OTL's "Pieces of Me" exhibit. Read Post


Walk the Watershed!

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on February 07 2011

OTL's Walk the Watershed event with San Diego Coastkeeper was a hit for the 2nd year in a row! City Heights youth learned to use cameras to capture photos of the Pueblo Watershed in Swan Canyon (some of which you can see here). Read Post


Museum of Photographic Arts: February Snapshot

Written by Niki Even on February 03 2011

San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) is featuring some family-fun events this February! Look out for a screening of "Kung Fu Panda" and a craft-filled Sunday afternoon. Read Post


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