Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth is a photojournalist, and documentary photographer. Her photo assignments for prestigious publications including The New York Times, have taken her around the world. She was part of The Los Angeles Times staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News, for its coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Roth’s global project, One Person Crying: Women and War, spans 35-years of her photography and addresses how women have been directly impacted by war; it was recently completed and is a traveling exhibition.
Her books include, Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines; and The Crossing, a recently published poetic photographic study of the Atlantic Ocean.
Witness to Truth, her portrait project of Holocaust survivors commissioned by The Museum of Tolerance in LA, contains 104 portraits, and is on permanent exhibition.