Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byRansom Riggs

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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.

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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 Peregr...

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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 Peregr...

The author of the runawayNew York TimesbestsellerMiss 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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 7 × 0.92 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062099495

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this I have been wanting this for some time and I am so glad I finally bought it- I wish it was longer as I didn't want it to end. I have looked through this over and over when the house is quiet. Hope the author creates another one soon
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar! Okay. This book is crazy good. I received this book for Christmas, and I absolutely freaking love it. It's like visual poetry. Some of the military photos were especially moving. My great-grandfather fought and died in Normandy during WWII, and we have some amazing photos of him from just before he left for war that my family treasures, so those definitely struck me! Sequel, please, Mr. Riggs?
Date published: 2013-05-21