Salvaging Sandy-ravaged photographs

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In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 photo, Scott Geffert, senior imaging systems manager of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, prepares a damaged photo belonging to Florence Catania, of Deer Park, N.Y., under a high resolution digital copy camera, for restoration by Operation Photo Rescue-Hurricane Sandy, at New York's School of Visual Arts. Of all the pictures of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, some of the most lingering for victims of the storm are the warped, stained ones that sat on the walls and shelves of flooded homes. The Sandy project promises to be one of Operation Photo Rescue’s most expert and ambitious efforts yet. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Founded after Hurricane Katrina, a nonprofit network of photographers, graphic artists and hobbyists have repaired more than 9,000 pictures discolored by floods, pockmarked by debris, speckled by mold and otherwise damaged by disasters in recent years. The Sandy project, which started this weekend (Feb. 2), promises to be one of Operation Photo Rescue's most expert efforts yet.

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