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One Person Crying: Women and War

One Person Crying: Women and War

Marissa Roth

One Person Crying: Women and War is a 25-year, personal global photo essay that addresses the immediate and lingering effects of war on women. 

Marissa Roth traveled the world photographing, interviewing, and writing down the stories of hundreds of women who endured and survived war and its ancillary experiences of loss, pain, and unimaginable hardship. Addressing this subject started in response to immediate political and social events that Roth covered as a photojournalist. 

The consequences of war for women in countries, cultures and communities that are directly affected by it, have often been overlooked. Roth's main hope for this project is to show that war doesn’t discriminate how it metes out pain or suffering, that women are basically the same everywhere in how they endure war and live with its aftermath into their post-war lives. She hopes that this project inspires dialog and activism, in order to bring on-the-ground psychological and social support to these war-impacted women.

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