War from a woman’s perspective

ONE PERSON CRYING: Women and War, an exhibition by award winning photojournalist Marissa Roth, is a 28-year personal global photo essay that addresses the immediate and lingering effects of war on women. Roth states, “ In an endeavor to reflect on war from what I consider to be an underreported perspective, the project brought me face to face with hundreds of women who endured and survived war and its ancillary experiences of loss, pain and unimaginable hardship.”

The photographer’s journey took her from Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1984, to its conclusion in Vietnam in April 2012. The eighty-seven photographs cover twelve conflicts over a twenty-eight year time period, starting with the photographer’s own history as a child of Holocaust refugees. Additionally, the exhibition includes panels with historical perspectives and references to the wars addressed by Roth.

 Roth started the project with her trusted manual Nikon FE-2 cameras. She continued her work with classic Tri-X film for the entire project. Decades and hundreds of rolls of film later, Roth’s commitment to the integrity and depth of her coverage is evident in her exquisite gelatin silver prints.

 The exhibition was curated by Howard Spector, Los Angeles, CA, co-director of the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), an NGO consultant, and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Dept. of Education.

ONE PERSON CRYING: Women and War is being shown at The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles from August 16- October 25, 2012.

For more information on the Museum of Tolerance and the current exhibit, click here.

For more information on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

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