SVA Hosts Operation Photo Rescue in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

January 28, 2013

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.

Operation Photo Rescue, a not-for-profit organization, repairs photographs damaged by unforeseen circumstances such as house fires and natural disasters at no cost to the people who own them. This event at SVA is supported by Chase, PhotoShelter, DigMyPics, Imagingetc and Ken Allen Studios. For more information, visit the OPR website.

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