Natalie Root is an alumna of Loyola University where she earned her B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Photojournalism. A lover of bologna, pepperoni pizza, and chicken strips, she has expanded her portfolio as well as her palate through work with several chefs in Memphis, TN, Oxford, MS, and New Orleans, LA. Her work has been published in several regional magazines. It has also been published in cookbooks, most recently Simply Suppers by Jennifer Chandler released in August 2010.
Natalie took the photographs and helped design the Southern Food and Beverage Museum's exhibit, New Orleans con Sabor Latino, an exhibit that celebrates the legacy of Latino cuisine on the food culture of New Orleans past and present. It celebrates the legacy of the impact of Latino cuisine on the food culture of New Orleans past and present. The exhibit documents the lives and stories of 12 New Orleanean Hispanics from diverse backgrounds, showing the compromise and evolution of different cultures and cuisines that takes place in the city.
In addition to her editorial and commercial projects, she created New Orleans Fare, a collection of photographs to celebrate the city’s unique culinary culture. Her work may be viewed at www.natalieroot.com.