Talking Pictures by Ransom 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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Ransom Riggs is the author of the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Quirk Books). Before earning an MFA in film production from the USC school of cinema-television, he worked for several years as a journalist, photographer, and documentary film editor. His award-winning short films have screened at more than 70 film festivals worldwide. Currently developing a number of original feature film projects, he is also a contributing writer and blogger for mental_floss magazine and
Published October 16, 2012 by It Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures, offers an eye-opening and curious view into history through photography.

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