Monday, November 3
(Re)touching Lives and (Re)storing Memories
Becci Manson, professional photo retoucher
Clark Center for Science & Mathematics
After the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan, professional photo retroucher Becci Manson, along with a group of her fellow professionals whom she recruited online, began retouching badly damaged photographs that she and many others had found among the wreckage. Compelled to action as she watched from home the horror of what was happening in Japan, she helped in the clean up efforts, digging ditches and cleaning up muck, in which she discovered photos that were damaged by water. Over the next six months, she organized a worldwide group of volunteer retouchers who ultimately repaired more than 100,000 photos. Her powerful TEDGlobal talk on the subject has had more than 600,000 views.
Ms. Manson talks about the power of photography to preserve memories and shape our pasts, how their loss can be as devastating as any we might experience, and how a group of people working together all around the world can restore a sense of hope and joy to those who have lost everything else.
Becci Manson is this year’s first Hubbard Speaker on the school theme of memory.
Tuesday, November 4
Centennial Alumni Art Exhibit Opening and Reception: Jon Goodman '71
Mercy Gallery, Richmond Art Center
Save the Date for regional receptions
Tuesday, December 9 - Austin, Texas
Wednesday, December 10 - Houston, Texas
Thursday, December 11 - Dallas, Texas
See photos from other events this year on the Loomis Chaffee Pinterest board.