Ohio Cemetery Book – Kickstarter Funding Campaign

For the past three years, I have been collaborating with fellow Ohio photographer Randall Lee Schieber and writer Robin Smith, both based in Columbus, to produce an exhibit-format book on Ohio’s most interesting, historic, and beautiful cemeteries. From 2021 through 2023, Randy Schieber and I each traveled about 25,000 miles in search of photogenic cemeteries in all 88 counties of the Buckeye State. Ohio University Press will publish the book, This Place of Silence: Ohio’s Cemeteries & Burial Grounds, in July, 2024. The photography, text and detailed page design are almost complete, and the book will be sent to the printer in early May. The cover of the book is shown below.

This soft-cover coffee-table book, approximately 260 pages in length, includes 240 color photographs, and contains images of cemeteries in all 88 Ohio counties.

 I’m thrilled to share that the Kickstarter campaign for our new book, This Place of Silence, is officially live tomorrow, May 1. Here’s the link:


This Place of Silence is an exploration of the history and heritage of all 88 Ohio counties. This has never been done before.

From prehistoric mounds to modern green cemeteries, the book covers an unseen part of Ohio that anyone who loves history, architecture and nature will appreciate.

We’re trying to reach as many people as possible to make this project a success. Please help us by sharing the link with your family and friends? Every share makes a huge difference!

Thank you so much for your support and for helping us spread the word.

Warm regards,

Ian Adams, Randall Lee Schieber, and Robin Smith











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