Operation Photo Rescue from the SVA – help for photos (and their owners) that survived Hurricane Sandy

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Image source: SVA – and example of what you might gain from the work of Operation Photo Rescue

Our friend @duluozcats posted about this very cool effort by the School of Visual Arts in the city – they are calling it Operation Photo Rescue, hosted by SVA’s MPS Digital Photography Department. This could be a huge help for those Sandy victims that also have photo memories that were damaged. More on the event, which is this coming weekend, February 2 and 3.

If you had photos that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, all is not lost. On February 2-3, SVA’s MPS Digital Photography Department is hosting Operation Photo Rescue (OPR), which brings together a worldwide network of volunteers to digitally copy photos for anyone whose pictures were damaged by the storm. The OPR team will be onsite at 133 West 21st Street, Room 101c on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be scheduled here.

Anyone can bring up to 20 photos that were damaged from Hurricane Sandy to be evaluated and potentially restored. If a photo is repairable, the team will digitally capture and later restore, print and mail it to the owner at no cost. The original photo remains with the owner. Further instructions on photo care can be found here.

Sounds very, very cool and could be just the thing you’re looking for. Every little bit helps.

SVA Hosts Operation Photo Rescue in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy [SVA blog]