Circles Presents: Photographer Marissa Roth

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception and Gallery Viewing
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Conversation with Marissa Roth and Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Book Signing and Gallery Viewing

Circles of Support members are invited to an evening with Marissa Roth at Phoenix Art Museum on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Marissa Roth is an internationally published photojournalist whose assignments for prestigious publications, including The New York Times, have taken her around the world. Roth 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. Her images are in museum, corporate, and private collections. Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, is based on her visits to Tibet in 2007 and 2010 and garnered recognition by the Dalai Lama.

Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet explores Roth’s inner and outer journeys to this majestic land and her literal and impressionistic views of Tibetan Buddhist practice and devotion. Roth chose to photograph with Kodachrome film, which is no longer produced, and known as the ‘black & white’ of color film. Its characteristic dramatic highlights and shadows punctuated the lush tones of red and other saturated warm hues, while subtly capturing earth tones. And, it rendered the truest photographic black. Roth states, “It is this contradiction and duality that I continually search for and respond to visually, as I believe that they are the seen metaphors for all that exists”.

Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, October 12, 2017, by contacting or 602-257-2115.

Not a Circles Member? Join here or call the Circles of Support Office at 602-257-2115.

Circles Presents is generously sponsored by Roberta Aidem and Arizona Bank & Trust.

Image Credits

Image: Marissa Roth, Offerings of Mani stones, prayers etched into slabs of shale and pottery, at Sang Gya Thun Gu Mani Shu Dhan shrine in Lhasa. September 2010. © Marissa Roth.


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