Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas (Mexica/Otomi) is a visual storyteller working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice. His work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, build awareness about issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island, and be a visual messenger for those in the shadows of our society. He is a 2017 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, founder of the Standing Strong Project, co-founder of Natives Photograph and winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. His work has appeared in publications including Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and World Policy Journal.

Carlos M. Gonzales

Carlos M. Gonzales is a professional photographer based in the Monterey County. His company ProPix Media specializes in music, portraiture and sports photography. His unique vision and willing to think outside the box is what drives him to capture more than a photo. Carlos embraces the responsibility that comes with being a professional photographer. Anyone can snap a picture but not everyone can capture the story behind it.

Christopher L Greer

Christopher L Greer is an event photographer based on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida. He’s been working with the Cali Roots crew for 6 years, and is excited to be officially joining the Photography team in 2018. Chris has an extensive portfolio, ranging from Metallica, Katy Perry and many of the incredible artists on the line up. He loves shooting photos… Whether it’s sunsets, landscapes, portraits or live music. “The art of photography is everywhere! Being in the camera pit photographing talented artists is an amazing feeling!”


Marissa Elder

Marissa has been apart of the California Roots Movement for 7 years now, this being her eighth. The second year of the festival, back in 2011, was her first as a volunteer. She has now been a photographer for California Roots on Bulldog Media for the past 6 years. Marissa looks forward to this weekend all year and love’s to help capture the experience. Getting into the crowd to capture everyone’s dancing and smiling faces is her favorite. Being apart of California Roots has been a dream come true and a life changing experience. Looking forward to another amazing year with you all in Monterey!


Kevin Lieberman

Kevin is a lifestyle and event photographer based out of Southern California. He specializes in concert and festival photography. This will be Kevin’s 6thyear covering California Roots from behind the lens. His approach is simple, tell the best stories possible through clean crisp photography that captures the excitement and emotion of the moment. Kevin is blessed and honored to once again return to Monterey to cover the “Best Festival of The Year.