Stark photographs taken at this year’s Roots Picnic make a strong statement.
Questlove, through his site Okayplayer, has started an anti-gun violence photo campaign with national organization Everytown For Gun Safety. Anderson .Paak, Prince Paul, Dev Hynes, Beyoncé protégés Chloe x Halle, Jidenna and more have all been photographed in black and white with the message “We Can End Gun Violence”.
A statement on Okayplayer reads: “America, you and your citizens are actively working together to end gun violence, build safer communities and educate the masses on why common-sense steps are necessary in this country. To show how serious we are about strengthening the gun laws in this country, we invited the stars, musicians and celebrities who made our Roots Picnic in Philadelphia to join us in the fight to end gun violence in America.”
Check out portraits of Anderson .Paak and Willow Smith below. Read the rest of the letter and see more portraits at Okayplayer.