How do i view backed up iPhoto library from a macbook pro, onto my air?

Im trying to import my images or view them at least, from my time machine back ups from a now defunct macbook pro, onto my new Macbook Air. As an artist, I need to have these on file for my work.

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    slyfox4 wrote:
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