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Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits

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Featuring a series of 100 richly-colored, high resolution portraits in an oversized, deluxe, square format edition

Enriched with several essays, including one by Rolston himself, as well as archival photographs of many of the figures in Rolston's portraits and a history of the Vent Haven Museum and its collections

Influential American celebrity photographer, director and cre
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 16th 2013 by Pointed Leaf Press
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Kerfe
Aug 15, 2013 Kerfe rated it it was amazing
"They are overwhelmingly, intensely, human objects."

Matthew Rolston visited the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and was, like many visitors, drawn by the personalities of the 700+ ventriloquist dummies.

They are performers, as integral to the partnership as the humans who give them voices.

The larger-than-life faces in Rolston's photographs do, indeed, speak.

"It isn't just the voice that is thrown; it is the imagination...the dummy gives voice to the psyche."

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