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.
October 20, 2014 Leave a Comment
The CURE International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan received our photos this week to give comfort and hope to the patients. Many thanks to our Contributing Photographers – Henry Domke, Lisa Rodolico Jeanes, Christina Ho, Ladona Tornabene, Lisa Vogelsang, Sabrina L. Ryan, Stan Strembicki, Dana Clifford, J. Michael Christophre, Roberta London, Karen Bastianelli, Mike Shoys, Lotsie […]
September 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
Can Hospital Collections Help? Read this great article on the trend in hospital art. We think that art does heal and that our beautiful photos do have a place in healthcare facilities! What do you think? Learn more about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, a not-for-profit art organization that places beautiful nature photos in […]
September 22, 2014 Leave a Comment
A nice note from Jennifer Hammond, RN of the Neuroscience ICU at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence: “On behalf of the staff and patients of the Neuro Intensive Care unit at Rhode Island Hospital, we would like to thank you for your generous donation to our unit. This has been an exciting and positive process […]
September 15, 2014 Leave a Comment
Some of our beautiful Tuscan photos are on their way to McMurdo Station Medical Clinic in Antarctica. Many thanks to Stan Strembicki, Ladona Tornabene, Lisa Vogelsang, Karen Bastianelli, and Elaine Poggi for their beautiful nature photos. We hope our sunny photos will bring “warmth” and comfort to the patients and staff there! Learn more about […]