Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth
is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. Her assignments for prestigious publications including The New York Times, have taken her around the world. Roth was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News, for its coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and a number of images are in museum, corporate and private collections. One Person Crying: Women and War
, Roth’s 31-year personal photo essay that addresses the immediate and lingering impact of war on women in different countries and cultures around the world, is currently an international travelling exhibition, with a forthcoming book. Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet
is also a current project, and a traveling exhibition. The book, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was released in April 2014. The Crossing
, a poetic photographic study of the north Atlantic Ocean, taken with color transparency film, is a current project.
A commissioned portrait project by The Museum of Tolerance/ Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, to photograph the Holocaust survivors who volunteer there, Witness to Truth
, is on permanent exhibition at the museum. She recently completed curating an exhibition of photographs taken by Vietnam Veteran during the war, entitled, My War: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans
, which debuted at The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, WI, in August 2016.
Roth has 3 additional books to her credit, Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines
, Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out
, and Come the Morning
, a children’s book about homelessness.