Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

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Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

by Ransom Riggs

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 5, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs''s Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs-with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life-from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine''s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person''s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book''s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph''s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.13 × 7.13 × 0.94 in

Published: October 5, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062099493

ISBN - 13: 9780062099495

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Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

by Ransom Riggs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.13 × 7.13 × 0.94 in

Published: October 5, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062099493

ISBN - 13: 9780062099495

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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs''s Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs-with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life-from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine''s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person''s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book''s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph''s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

About the Author

The author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs holds an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinema-Television. A former journalist, photographer, and documentary film editor, his award-winning short films have screened at more than 70 film festivals worldwide. He is also a contributing writer and blogger for mental_floss magazine and Mentalfloss.com.

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