Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is on the ground helping to save photos buried under the mud. Shortly after the devastating mudslide in Oso, Washington, OPR was contacted to see if we could offer help to the families. Unlike other disasters where OPR comes in after the first responders and sets a plan in motion for [...]

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is teaming up with the Washington District Library and Fondulac District Library to help restore photos for residents in Central Illinois that were hit by tornadoes on November 17, 2013. On November 21, just four days after the disaster, Genna Buhr (Public Service Manager at Illinois Fondulac Library) contacted OPR to [...]

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) will be at the Moore Public Library to help families whose photos were damaged by the tornadoes in May of 2013.   Send to Facebook

One day only at the Mc Pherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, KS,  Operation Photo Rescue will help those with damaged photos from the recent flooding.   Send to Facebook

Late in February of this year I received an email from Kristy Cranston, a student at Brooklyn College studying to become a Speech Pathologist, who needed to fulfill a minimum of 2.5 hours of volunteering at an organization of choice. Kristy is on Dennis McKeever’s right. Other classmates names withheld by request. In Kristy’s words: [...]

Photos found from the Moore, OK  tornado. Photo Courtesy: Mark Zimmerman Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is gearing up to help residents of Moore, OK that were hit by an EF-5 tornado on May 210, 2013. Our first priority is not to hamper the clean up and give families time to locate their belongings. Because of [...]

“Seaside Heights, NJ, Jan 30, 2013–Damage from Hurricane Sandy in this ocean side community was severe. These homes will be torn down in the coming weeks.” Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA Thumbnail photo on homepage–The iconic roller coaster at Seaside Height boardwalk for over 70 years. Photo by Steven Zumwalt/FEMA Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) will be [...]

Memories of a lifetime hit by Hurricane Sandy. The New York copy run was not only a success, but probably one of the most unique copy runs that Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) has ever had.  Katrin Eismann,  well known author and head at School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Ken Allen of Ken Allen Studios [...]

    We are excited to announce that OPR will be teaming up author, teacher, and photographer Katrin Eismann and Ken Allen of “Ken Allen Studios, L.L.C.a dedicated digital studio that offers archival digitization of collections, exhibit prints and exhibition display printing, and consultation.   Many of us learned how to restore from Katrin’s book [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EL DORADO, KS – January 15, 2013 – Operation Photo Rescue (OPR), a U.S. not-for-profit organization comprised of a worldwide network of volunteers will be in New York City on February 2nd and 3rd to digitally copy photos for anyone whose pictures were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Hosted by the School [...]