Monday, July 02, 2007 | 07/02/2007 | Preserving the past in pictures is studio's goal | 07/02/2007 | Preserving the past in pictures is studio's goal:
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"Since nobody wanted to pay for it, he decided to do it with his own money and apply for foundation grants.

To avoid any tax conflicts he had to separate that operation from his business. So he founded the Photographic Preservation Society in 2004; it is now a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Angle doesn't want to make money from the preservation society, but he has had to hire others to work at preserving thousands of images. Executive Director Russell Reeves is helping raise money from foundations and individuals.

Once grants have been received, the society can start scanning photos into digital files that can be shared online or reproduced without loss of quality. The society also makes sure all the information about who shot the photos and when they were taken gets preserved with them.

At the Funding Info Center of Fort Worth, which for 25 years has been helping nonprofits get grants, Director Teresa Wright sees nonprofits meeting community needs at 'either a low cost or no cost where the private sector can't.' She feels that they fill a void."

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