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Pulitzer winner documented Route 66

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating documented Route 66 beginning about 15 years ago in black-and-white images that often recalled the bleak Depression-era images of Dorothea Lange. Keating won the Pulitzer in 2002 for his photo coverage of the 9/11 terrorist…

Evidence of criminal activity in Cuervo?

A man whose hobby is exploring abandoned buildings found evidence in the Route 66 ghost town of Cuervo, New Mexico, that someone might be engaging in sex crimes. As it turns out, that evidence turned up at another site off…

Woman documenting every building on Albuquerque’s Route 66

An Italian woman who is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico is photographically documenting every building and landmark on Route 66 in Albuquerque, according to a story on the university’s news service. Donatella Davanzo, a University of…

British photographer to open Route 66 show

If you’re a reader who lives in the United Kingdom (and my host reports there is a substantial number) and are itching to experience Route 66, an upcoming photography exhibition might whet your appetite even more. Martin Smith, a British fine-arts photographer,…

Route 66 photo exhibit opens in Tulsa on Friday

An exhibit by photographer Jessica Harvey, “Mother Road,” opens Friday at the Hardesty Arts Center in downtown Tulsa, with noted “Route 66: The Mother Road” author and Route 66 Alliance co-founder Michael Wallis speaking during the exhibition’s opening. According to a news…

Interactive map sorts 1935-1945 photos

Starting in 1935, photographers with the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration began documenting life in the United States during the Great Depression and, later, World War II. More than 170,000 photos were taken, and a few of them became famous,…

Bob Waldmire art featured at Harley-Davidson Museum exhibit

The artwork of Bob Waldmire, the famed and beloved Route 66 artist who died of cancer in 2009, is featured in a current show at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. “The American Road,” which began June 14, “takes visitors on a…

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