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    Monica Smith

    Monica Smith

    “Nothing much has changed in the world.” This portrait of Monica Smith, who is Anne Frank’s second cousin, is the final portrait of my 31-year odyssey that is the global photo essay,”One Person Crying: Women and War.” I had the opportunity to photograph and interview Mrs Smith one day before her 92nd birthday this past...
    How Young Soldiers Saw Life in Wartime Vietnam

    How Young Soldiers Saw Life in Wartime Vietnam

    “My War: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans,” is a series of photographs I have curated that were taken by 22 US servicemen during the war. An exhibition of the images opens at The Highground memorial park, in Neillsville, Wis, on August 6, 2016. In a New York Times Lensblog article about them, Joseph Berger writes: The photographs...
    Parkside, North Belfast

    Parkside, North Belfast

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, October 2006. This little girl lives in Parkside, North Belfast, which is still a heavily divided neighborhood.
    In the Village of Women

    In the Village of Women

    Osmace, Bosnia And Herzegovina, May 16, 2009. The town of Osmace, near Srebenica, is now called “The Village of Women” because most of the husbands and brothers of the women who live there were killed in the war. Out of necessity, these women took over many of the men’s roles: working the fields, rebuilding homes, tending the animals...
    Witness to Truth in the Arizona Jewish News

    Witness to Truth in the Arizona Jewish News

    © Alain Labbe Marilyn Hawkes Contributing Writer to Arizona’s Jewish News visits Witness to Truth in Scottsdale. “While viewing Marissa Roth’s exhibit “Witness to Truth: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors” at the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum, I couldn’t shake the feeling that every face, etched with the grief and suffering of the Holocaust, looked eerily familiar. The...
    Witness to Truth Opening

    Witness to Truth Opening

    Opening night of “Witness to Truth” at the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona. Marissa Roth is seen here with Jan Belin-Krulick, the exhibition’s curator. Marissa speaking to the guests in the small chapel of the synagogue that is part of the museum.   All images © Alain Labbe
    Witness to Reconciliation: Mujeres Mundi

    Witness to Reconciliation: Mujeres Mundi

    We thought we would post an excerpt of Mujeres Mundi’s extensive article with Marissa from a couple of years ago. Thanks so much to Xaviera Medina de Albrand for this (and for sending us the English copy!) “I discovered Marissa through a picture that made me travel back in time. The picture shows two Afghan women wearing...
    Witness to Truth at Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum

    Witness to Truth at Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum

    Congregation Beth Israel’s Plotkin Judaica Museum is pleased to present “Witness to Truth”, portraits of Holocaust survivors by Marissa Roth, opening on Sunday, January 31st at 2:00 pm. This exhibit, curated by Jan Belin, coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day which is observed on January 27th. Please help spread the word about this important event...
    Finding the Light on Broadway

    Finding the Light on Broadway

    Marissa Roth meets Lisa Hayes after seeing Lisa’s play for this first time. Photo Marcin Lipinski, United Solo Theater Festival, NYC, November 1st, 2015 A very special evening was enjoyed by an intimate audience for Lisa Hayes’ one person play, “Finding the Light,” which is based on “One Person Crying” and Marissa’s experiences. The United...
    Finding the Light

    Finding the Light

    In the play “Finding the Light, Lisa Hayes portrays Marissa Roth, sharing stories of the courage and resilience of ordinary women surviving extraordinary challenges. UPDATE! The next performance will be in Gaithersburg, MD at the Arts Barn on October 22nd, 2015, from 1 – 3 pm. $20. Following Gaithersburg, the play will show in New York...
    International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day

    In commemoration of International Women’s Day, 2015, I hope that you will be able to join me on March 8th at Venice Arts as they partner with American Jewish World Service, for an in-conversation with their L.A. Executive Director, Allison Lee. This will also be the closing reception for the exhibition.
    Venice Arts Installation Photos

    Venice Arts Installation Photos

    “One Person Crying: Women and War” is on-view at Venice Arts, January 15 – March 12, 2015   Images © Marissa Roth