ISBN: 9781797223346

Publication date: 09 Nov 2023

Author: Levine, Barbara

A celebration of a century of personal photo captions in all their forms, themes, and voices.

Whether it's scripted words in pencil scrawled below an old Polaroid, or a pithy caption on a social media photo today, we've all felt a pull to the words and sentences that describe the pictures and moments in time of our lives... In this delightful collection of surprising, funny, and poignant photographs from over the past century, Caption This celebrates the captivating (and often contradictory) relationship between what we see and what we say.

Through 150 color and black & white photographs of everyday people dating back to the early twentieth century, this book reveals - in nine thematic chapters (This is me grooving; This is my snarky side; This is me in love, for example) - the funny and surprising history of comments their handwritten or typed captions have inspired, with the candidness of Awkward Family Photos and the "confessional intimacy" of PostSecret.