Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jun 7, 2013

 
In his book "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", Ransom Riggs writes -"All the pictures in this book are authentic, vintage found photographs, and with the exception of a few that have undergone minimal postprocessing, they are unaltered. They were lent from the personal archives of ten collectors, people who have spent years and countless hours hunting through giant bins of unsorted at flea markets and antiques mall and yard sales to find a transcendent few, rescuing images of historical significance and arresting beauty from obscurity-and most likely, the dump. Their work is an unglamorous labor of love, and I think they are the unsung heroes of the photography world."

I have never found such a beautiful and poetic description about collecting old photos. Bravo!




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