Women and War
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...
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...
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...
Interview with La Repubblica

Interview with La Repubblica

  In an interview with Eva Grippa at  La Repubblica Marissa Roth discusses her long-term photographic project, Women and War, and its inception.
Presidents of France and Germany meet in Oradour

Presidents of France and Germany meet in Oradour

François Hollande and Joachim Gauck, as seen on TV, with Marissa’s photograph of Setsuko Iwamoto on a banner in the background. The Presidents of France and Germany met in Oradour on September 5th, 2013, to commemorate 70 years since the local massacre. Part of the reception was held at Centre de la mémoire, the venue...
Exhibition Review: L’Echo

Exhibition Review: L’Echo

A review in L’Echo about the exhibition in Oradour. View the PDF.
Exhibition Review: Le Populaire

Exhibition Review: Le Populaire

  From a review of the opening night. “…at the Centre of the Oradour-sur-Glane memory, the exhibition “One Person Crying: Women and War” place in the light of the objective of Marissa Roth women whose destinies (were) marked by conflict world for sixty years.” Read more.
Info Magazine Interview

Info Magazine Interview

Info Magazine interviews Marissa about the 90 photographs that make up the exhibition “One Person Crying: Women and War,” on now through April 2014 in Oradour-sur-Glane. Info: Why did you choose this theme? Marissa Roth: A combination of factors motivated this work, first my parents are refugees from the Holocaust, a part of my family...
Opening Night in Oradour

Opening Night in Oradour

June 21st, 2013, marked the opening of the “One Person Crying: Women and War” exhibition, in Oradour, France. The exhibition runs from June 22, 2013 – April 30, 2014 at Centre de la Mémoire, Oradour, France. Marissa at the opening on Friday night, June 21st, with Robert Hébras, one of the five survivors of the...
Lecture at the Annenberg

Lecture at the Annenberg

On March 28th, 2013, Marissa Roth and Sara Terry presented “War: Witnesses to Aftermath” as part of the IRIS Nights Lecture Series, at the Annenberg Space for Photography. The lecture is now available to watch online. Hear Marissa talk about her experiences photographing women in post-conflict areas during the last 28 years.