Documentary photographer Jeff Sonnabend of Arkansas recently completed a book, “The Route 66 Primer: An Uncropped View of the Mother Road,” and he’s launched an online fundraising campaign to help publish it.
Sonnabend shot his photos in 2020, and the book aims to be a sort of time capsule of Route 66 near the current day.
More, including a listing of each of the more than 250 locations documented, can be found on The Route 66 Primer website.
Here’s the campaign, via Kickstarter:
At last check, Sonnabend is more than one-third of the way to his $8,500 funding goal.
Contributors to the campaign will receive a signed, first-edition copy of the book, limited (or open) edition fine art prints from the project or other Route 66 photography, depending on the level of support.
Axios recently published a story about his forthcoming book.
Another photographer, Darren Kennedy of Ireland, also is organizing an online fundraiser for a book he’s going to publish so he can send the proceeds to a children’s hospital. He’s traveling Route 66 this month for the project.
(Image of the cover of “The Route 66 Primer: An Uncropped View of the Mother Road” courtesy of the author)