Roots Picnic 2014 Backstage Portraits by Catalina Kulczar

The Faces Of Roots Picnic: Portraits From Our Backstage Photo Booth

Photos by Catalina Kulczar, backdrop art by Juan Marin

Roots Picnic 2014 was a musical moment to remember–but as the name picnic suggests, it is as much a family reunion for The Roots and a certain community of musicians and music lovers centered in the the City of Brotherly Love. By tradition the family-style atmosphere extends to the backstage area where kids, collaborators, bandmates and friends catch up over a plate of jerk chicken (bangin–courtesy of GG’s and Jerk Chicken Man) or post up to watch the play on the backstage half-court. A nice cross-section of these people posed for portraits in front of the hand-drawn (by artist Juan Marin) backdrop of out backstage photo booth, from ATL visitors Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur of Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland camp to hometown heroes like Yameen Allworld. Click through a selection of the portraits above, courtesy of photographer Catalina Kulczar (with assistance from Mariah Texidor).

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