The Memory Salvage Project

When Japanese defense forces cleared debris from the 2011 tsunami, they came across 750,000 photographs that they collected and saved.

Now a group of volunteers called the Memory Salvage Project is cleaning and restoring each photo, one by one.

Images: Stills from a video by the Discovery Channel. Click through to watch.

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    futurejournalismproject. The Memory Salvage Project When Japanese defense forces cleared debris from the 2011 tsunami,...
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    OMG! This is so sweet! I’d totally help to restore the photos!
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    What a great effort by rescuers. It’s great to know something good is happening somewhere in the world