AWARDS | RECOGNITION | TESTIMONIALS AWARDS PULITZER PRIZE | BEST SPOT NEWS 1992 Part of The Los Angeles Times staff that covered the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. RECOGNITION LUCIE AWARDS | INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography, 2003 TESTIMONIALS FOREWORD BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA “INFINITE LIGHT: A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDITATION ONTIBET” October 5, 2012 It is more than fifty years since events in my homeland compelled me and many other Tibetans to seek asylum in India. These years have been one of the most difficult periods in our history for Tibetans both inside and outside Tibet. Nevertheless, there is now a great sense of unity among us and our spirit remains strong. We have also kept alive our culture and values, which are rooted in compassion and non-violence. Since travel to Tibet opened up again some thirty years or so ago, friends have often asked me whether I advised their going there. My unequivocal response has always been, “Certainly, if you can go to Tibet, please go there. See for yourselves with your own eyes how things are there. Make up your own mind about the situation Tibetans find themselves in and when you come home, tell other people what you saw.” Marissa Roth has done just that and in this book offers vivid photographs of what she saw. These images are evocative of the atmosphere she found in Tibet, where a rich and ancient culture, an unbowed people, and a pristine natural environment struggle to survive. I am sure readers will find their appreciation of Tibet enriched by what they find in these pages. EXCERPT FROM LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION Professor Darilyn Regina Rowan Photography/Fine Arts Division | El Camino College | Torrance, California Marissa Roth’s photography is profound and beautiful; capturing the mysterious and transcendent quality of lighting that illuminates her subject with dignity and respect. Her photographs are a graceful statement of the need for social change in the circumstances she makes her images in; however the images also stand alone or in series as profound works of art. Ms. Roth works in the venerable tradition of documentary photography and her work is significant and important.