Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

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Houston Copy Run: December 9-10

Houston Copy Run: December 9-10

It seems like yesterday, but our last copy run was held in April of this year at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks to Melissa Easton, Archivist/Librarian, the run was a huge success. We had such a large turnout bring in over 2,000 photos. With only four regular OPR volunteers we were shorthanded. If it hadn’t been for Melissa and her staff helping, we could not have... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue Headed to Baton Rouge

Operation Photo Rescue Headed to Baton Rouge

Front page credit go to Kathy Anderson (copyrighted 2016) of a volunteer cleaning flood damaged photos. Top photo from NOLA 2016. Send to Facebook Read More →


Back from West Virginia

Back from West Virginia

The OPR team returned from a 4-day copy run in Charleston and Richwood, WV. All total we came back with a little over 100 photos. We were well received and got great publicity before and during our event. We would like to thank Elizabeth Frazier, Head of Reference Services, of the Kanawha County Library in Charleston. The meeting room and the help we received for setting up was great. Thanks also goes... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue Coming to WV

Operation Photo Rescue Coming to WV

Below are the two schedules for copy runs at Charleston and Richwood, WV. If you would like a PDF file of either flier, please send an email to: info@operationphotoresue.org Photo Courtesy of Richwood by Chris Drennen Thumbnail by Jan Neil Fliers designed by Victoria Walters   Margie Hayes OPR President   Send to Facebook Read More →


Operation Photo Rescue Helping West Virginia

Operation Photo Rescue Helping West Virginia

The photo above was shot by Jeromy Rose in Richwood, WV on June 23 this year as floods devastated his town. Much of West Virginia had rain totals of 8 to 10 in as little as a few hours. It was the third-deadliest flash flood in West Virginia’s history. Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is in the process on finding a location where we can come and have a copy run to digitally copy damaged photos that... [Read more]


10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall and history for the devastation she brought. Two photojournalists, Dave Ellis and Becky Sell, wanted to help after seeing a photo thrown away by a family that Becky was doing a story on.  She did some photo restorations and then ask Dave if maybe they could go back and do a bigger effort to help those whose photos had been damaged.... [Read more]


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