Shellee Graham is one of the most widely known among roadside culture photographers. A graduate of Drake University, her work encompasses photography, art, historic preservation, and graphic design. She has authored two books, Return to Route 66 and Tales from the Coral Court. Shellee s work has appeared in regional, national, and international shows, and has been published in a multitude of books and other publications. In 2005 she became the 8th recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, she now lives in the Route 66 city of Chandler, Oklahoma.