Marissa Roth


Born and raised in Los Angeles, I am an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. I have worked long-term on assignment for numerous prestigious publications including The New York Times, and was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. My work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and a number of images are in museum, corporate and private collections. I have 3 books to my credit, “Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines” (1999), “Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out” (2001), and “Come the Morning” (2005), a children’s book about homeless. 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. “One Person Crying: Women and War” is my recently finished 29-year personal photo essay in different countries and cultures around the world, which is currently a global traveling exhibition ( “Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet” is also a current project ( ;

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