I recently came across an old TED talk by Becci Manson, that was a great example of how a group of people on the other side of the planet can help fellow mankind. In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, millions of people had their lives turned upside down. They lost their homes and all their possessions. A lot of their belongings could be replaced but replacing ruined photographs is often impossible or close to it.
Becci Manson went to Japan to help in the aid relief soon realised that as she was a retoucher, she could help in another way as well. Photographs are so important to family, especially when the loved ones are no longer with us. The talk is less than 10 minutes and well worth a viewing:
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