The devastation Hurricane Ida brought to Louisiana is genuinely heartbreaking. Sometimes my job as a photographer is just to listen and sometimes really see the pieces of lives scattered on the ground. The loss of family photographs is a tragedy because it erases the memory and the evidence of love and lives well-lived. In addition, it takes away the opportunity to teach the next generation about family history. That is why I am getting involved with Operation Photo Rescue: a non-profit that creates digital copies of damaged photos restored by volunteer digital restoration experts. The finished products are sent back to their owners. And that is priceless!