Exhibition Details

Location: Asian Gallery
Dates: September 23, 2017
to February 18, 2018

Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet  explores photojournalist Marissa Roth’s inner and outer journeys to this majestic land and her literal and impressionistic views of Tibetan Buddhist practice and devotion. Venturing to Tibet in 2007 and 2010, Roth chose to photograph with Kodachrome film on both trips. This film, which is no longer produced, was known as the ‘black & white’ of color film, as 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.”


Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet is organized by Marissa Roth Photography and Photokunst. It is made possible through the generosity of Asian Arts Council, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, and the Desert Jade Women’s Endowment.


October 26 | Noon
Use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks.
November 1 | Noon
Learn more about the creation of this group of connected photographs with a docent.
November 5 | 1:30 pm
Featuring The Tibetan Book of the Dead and a tour of the exhibition after with Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art at the Museum.


Admission is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members, Military Members and youth aged 5 and under; included with general admission. Not a member yet? Join here

This exhibition is offered to the general public for free during voluntary donation, free-access hours from 3-9 pm each Wednesday, from 6-10 pm every First Friday of each month and all day during the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. 

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Press Information

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Press Release: Linked here
Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org


Exhibition Page: Monk standing next to his living quarters at Shalu Monastery. May 2007. © Marissa Roth.

Left: After morning prayers, a lone monk stands in a doorway leading from the main sanctuary at Sakya Monastery. May 2007. © Marissa Roth.

Right: Crows and halo above Rongbuk Monastery near Mt. Everest base camp. May 2007. © Marissa Roth.