This story reminds us just how important photographers are to families the world over.
Before March 2011 Becci Manson was retouching images of models with “perfect skin” . In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Becci, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Maeve Binchy, who died recently, was a best selling author and at one time woman’s editor of the Irish Times. She was not however a very good picture editor. Put the kettle on, make a brew and take five minutes to listen as she recounts a story about the Veal Casserole – it will bring a smile to your face.