Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Editorial / Photo Essay

Iconic Route 66

  • Photographer
    Elizabeth Holmes
  • Photo Date

Route 66, one of the original US highways, began as a symbol of hope for Americans as they migrated to the West and California during the Depression and the Dust Bowl. Later it became a symbol of freedom and mobility for families during post-World War II economic growth. Today it is an iconic legend that has attracted thousands of Americans and worldwide travelers who relive its unique journey.

Elizabeth Holmes is a New York based photographer specializing in architecture, street, infrared and landscape photography. Her work is rooted in her love of history and architecture and the inspiration she finds in cultural and vanishing landscapes. She has photographed ghost towns in the American West; the Art Deco Historic District in South Beach; iconic scenes along Route 66; vanishing storefronts in NYC; and rural landscapes along Long Island’s East End. Elizabeth’s has exhibited in domestic and International galleries and included in corporate and private collections.