Placing Healing Art Where It’s Needed Most
White, cold, sterile walls exemplify the traditional hospital setting, where stress, pain, fear and loneliness abound. Staring at these walls is boring and depressing. The mood changes when our beautiful nature photos are placed on the walls, providing color, comfort, and hope to patients, caregivers, and loved ones.
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals was established in the USA in 2002 by photographer Elaine Poggi, who turned her personal tragedy of the loss of her mother into a worldwide campaign to bring photos of nature to hospitals.
Offering an extensive portfolio of nature photos ranging from tropical beaches to Japanese cherry blossoms to the Tuscan hills, donated by Elaine and other photographers from all corners of the world, the nonprofit Foundation seeks funding to cover printing, framing, and shipping expenses so that the cost to hospitals is minimal or none at all.
March 8, 2014 Leave a Comment
We are launching 4 photo projects to bring color and comfort to women in the Careggi Hospital in Florence, Italy. 1. The hospital has requested photos for a new waiting area in the Emergency Room being created for women who have been subjected to violence, called the Pink Room. 2. The Breast Unit (Dr. Lorenzo […]
March 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
Great article written by Renee Phillips for the Professional Artist magazine blog about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals featuring Elaine Poggi’s Tuscan Sunflower. View full article here: http://www.professionalartistmag.com/news/2014/feb/12/artists-and-healing-power-art/
February 17, 2014 Leave a Comment
“We have gotten so many compliments from patients and staff already! I knew the nature art would make a difference for the patients but I never expected the reaction of the staff. The employees are happy to see beauty on the walls! They have commented everyday about how much of a difference the photos make. […]
December 29, 2013 Leave a Comment
May peace and joy be with you all this holiday season and may our beautiful nature photos continue to bring peace and joy to thousands and thousands of patients worldwide! Learn more about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, a non-profit organization that donates photographic art of nature to hospitals worldwide.